From ‘100 Heartbeats: The Race To Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species’ By Jeff Corwin:
The animal kingdom is in critical condition. The affliction isn’t a disease, but rather a crisis of endangerment that threatens to wipe out many of the world’s animal species forever.
Ironically, the only species capable of saving these animals is the same one that’s responsible for putting them in danger. The plight of the 16,928 species threatened with extinction is largely due to devastating man-made ecological changes such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, and unsustainable exploitation. […]