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Plant and animal extinctions 'on increase' says UN

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Plants and animals are becoming extinct at a rate one thousand times faster than expected, according to a new report for the United Nations.

It says humans are failing to put a proper value on nature's benefits, making their own future poorer as a result.

Roger Harrabin reports.

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