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New David Attenborough documentary Extinction: The Facts heads to BBC One

A sequel to last year’s Climate Change: The Facts, this programme investigates the potential catastrophic consequences of the loss in biodiversity, predicted by scientists in a UN report published last year.

A coalition of more than 500 experts revealed that around 1 million species of plants and animals now face extinction.

To a certain extent extinction is a natural process, but it’s happening up to 100 times faster than the natural evolutionary rate.