As we enter what has now been termed the 6th mass extinction on Earth, I thought we could take a closer look at the process and causes of extinctions, as well as the species that have suffered. Do you know your ABCs?
S is for Sumatran Elephant. The Sumatran Forest is becoming used more and more for agricultural purposes; providing toilet paper, vegetable oil and biofuel globally. Since 2010, more than half of the Sumatran Rainforest has been felled. Unfortunately, this is the habitat of the Sumatran elephant, which are increasingly facing the loss of their habitats. Conservationists working with the Sumatran elephants believe that if this rate of deforestation is not slowed, these elephants could become extinct by 2025.