The world’s accelerating loss of plants and animals called ‘ominous’

David Abel, The Boston Globe

But Bradley Campbell, president of the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation, said there should be no doubt about the threats posed to New England by the global loss of biodiversity.

This past weekend, for example, he attended an event to promote the protection of North Atlantic right whales. There are little more than 400 of them left.

“From agriculture and fisheries to recreation and tourism, our regional economy, culture, and way of life are on a knife’s edge,” he said. “Our ability to stem the loss of other species will tell us whether we have the capacity to save our own.”

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