Plant and animal’s species become extinct naturally;they may become geographically isolated from other members of the same species or their habitat may change naturally resulting in them being unable to compete with other species.

The growth in human population has resulted in an increased rate of extinction of some species.

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:

• Factors which may decrease and increase the chances of a species becoming extinct.
• The fossil record.

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Publication Date

April 2014


ISSN: 1351-5136

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