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Australia is a global leader in species extinctions

Australia is unfortunately a global leader when it comes to extinction, with 29 mammal species becoming extinct since the arrival of Europeans — that’s a third of the world’s total mammal extinctions in that time.

  • By Linda Mottram on PM
  • ABC

Now scientists say a further 1,800 species are at risk of extinction from a range of threats.

Martine Maron, a Professor in the University of Queensland’s school of Earth and Environmental Sciences, told PM that the biggest threat to species in Australia are habitat destruction, over-extraction and introduce species…

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