Extinction

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dragonfly sits in reedbeds on the Isle of Grain on August 31, 2016 in Isle of Grain, England. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The lead author of the new research package notes that insects "are absolutely the fabric by which Mother Nature and the tree of life are built."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A woman looks at the destruction in Haulover in the Northern Caribbean Autonomous Region, Nicaragua, on November 28, 2020, days after the passage of Hurricane Iota. (Photo: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images)
"It is time to invite each other into difficult conversations, so we can reduce...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
All 17 species of Red Colobus, including Temminck's Red Colobus (Piliocolobus basius temminckii) are threatened, making this Africa's most threatened genus of monkeys. Hunting for bushmeat—much of it illegal—and habitat loss continue to pose the most urgent threats to primates across the continent. (Photo: Mic Mayhew/IUCN)
More than one in four of the 120,372 plant and animal species assessed by the...