Tauren Dyson, writer for UPI: A century ago, only 15 per cent of the Earth's surface was used by humans to grow crops and raise livestock," James Watson, a professor at University of Queensland's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, said. "Between 1993 and 2009, an area of terrestrial wilderness larger than India -- a staggering 3.3 million square kilometers -- was lost to human settlement, farming, mining and other pressures."
Stewart Brand, the man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on biodiversity and mass extinctions. Whereas biodiversity may be surviving well at lower levels of the world food chain, more consideration should be given to protecting wildlife and their habitat at the top of the food chain.
Artenschutz als Produktionsziel - Biodiversity must be goal of agriculture production (Fritz Vahrenholt, Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung) Germany German Deutsch23.May.2018
Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry: In seinem Vortrag betonte Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, Alleinvorstand der Deutschen Wildtier Stiftung, die Schlüsselrolle der Agrarpolitik. "Wir müssen endlich weg von Subventionen per Gießkanne. Der Artenschutz muss Produktionsziel werden,
Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy - USA considers preservation of biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and wilderness essential for the planet. Earth should not become a place of uninhabitable mountains and deserts, areas for growing crops and other essential plant resources and cities and towns. Plenty of wildlife on up to top predators is essential.