Prince of Wales wolves are a symbol of wilderness and ecological integrity and have declined 75% in 20 years. Be their voice.
Never before has the population of a single species exploded instantaneously across the globe. We have erupted like the burning cinders and poisonous gases of a giant volcano and now cover Earth”.
But extinctions may lag far behind forest loss, a phenomenon known as the “extinction debt” which may be paid over hundreds of years. Tropical birds typically live for longer than their temperate counterparts. Thus, the last pairs of rare species may make their last stand in their fragmented forest redoubts for decades.