Report warns of looming threat over one-third U.S. wildlife

Mar 30, 2018, 7:42 AM EDT
(Source: USFWS Mountain-Prairie/flickr)
(Source: USFWS Mountain-Prairie/flickr)

Indiscriminate human activity has left one-third of the American wildlife species vulnerable, according to the latest report compiled by the National Wildlife Federation, the American Fisheries Society, and The Wildlife Society.

The report suggests that around 12,000 species are in need of conservation action as they face increased risk of extinction due to threats such as habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, disease, and chemical pollution, notes Earther.

The report, however, remains optimistic that the deterioration of wildlife across categories can be reversed by concerted, collaborative efforts and the political will needed to make it happen, writes The National Wildlife Federation.