More Animals Are Getting Legal Protection. Now For The Bad News
Animal species are disappearing at an alarming rate. Some are calling the current trend Earth's sixth mass extinction.By Lindsey Pulse | October 2, 2016
Over the past several weeks, officials worldwide have signed new protections for dozens of animal species. That sounds like good news, and it is. But it also indicates a bigger, and badder, trend.
In late September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added dozens of new animals to the endangered list, which gives federal protection to threatened species.