The “Species Extinct” metric refers to the total number of species that are classified as extinct according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. This metric considers all forms of life, from plants and fungi to birds, mammals, and aquatic life. Tracking the number of extinct species is important for assessing the state of biodiversity on Earth, understanding the impacts of human activities on various species, and guiding conservation efforts. It provides insight into the irreversible loss of biodiversity, indicating the urgency of wildlife preservation and the enactment of sustainable practices.
*Green marked and victorious, this year’s emissions left the previous year in the dust, ushering in a brighter future for our planet.