At maintaining the pace of modern mass extinction may occur in three centuries. Scientists argue that the cause of the sixth mass extinction would be human activity. Its harmful effect is damage to habitats, relocation of animals, spreading disease, killing fish and climate change. In order to prevent the massive extinction of species, experts urge humanity to action today: it is necessary to allocate money for preservation of endangered species, to make laws for the protection of flora and fauna. It should be noted that not only mammals are threatened with extinction. Extinction threatens and other species.

For example, in 2010 published a number of studies on the sharp decline in populations of reptiles on Earth. Thus, the study populations of snakes in Europe, Africa and Australia showed that over the past two decades number of reptiles has decreased significantly, and the reasons for this are unclear. The authors of another work believe that by 2050 nearly warming will inevitably lead to the extinction of 6% of the lizards, but if you do not take the necessary measures, by 2080 could disappear out of every five of their appearance. A rapid pace today is the extinction of bees. Scientists claim that the extinction of bees, which recently is due to unknown reasons, can aggravate food crisis has already begun on the planet. Plastic bags and the environment is very unusual for the results reached by researchers from the UK. They found that plastic bags are much greener paper packets and canvas bags.