A million species are at risk, a landmark UN report warns


One million animal and plant species - that's one in eight - are at risk of extinction.

That's according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of nature released Monday.

"The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed,” said Professor Josef Settele, who co-chaired the study by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Elena Casas reports from Paris: 

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