Hundreds Of California Species At Risk Of Extinction, United Nations Report Says — In Addition To Millions Globally

May 8, 2019 at 11:00am

Ezra David Romero, Capital Public Radio

More than a million species are at risk of extinction globally, including hundreds in California. That's what the United Nations revealed on Monday. “The rate of global change in nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history,” the authors wrote in a summary of the report, which compiled of thousands of scientific papers. In California, there are around 300 species at risk and 346 species in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon combined. A handful of plants and animals have already disappeared from the state, such as the Santa Barbara song sparrow and the the California subspecies of the Grizzly Bear.

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