A new wave of extinction is in full swing, warns Tim Flannery

The links below take you to excerpts from a longer essay by Tim Flannery on the serious threats to hundreds of our native species. He calls it the ‘second wave of extinctions’ since Europeans arrived. The contempt towards the environment and endangered wildlife, as well as the deliberate lack of action by the federal and state governments is shameful. This is clear evidence of what MUST be done to save our wildlife, rather than passing responsibility to our conservative development-mad states.

The full article by Tim Flannery is in the latest Quarterly Essay, available from newsagents and bookstores.
Click here or here to read the extracts.

 

Originally Published at http://www.quarterlyessay.com/

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