One million species risk extinction due to humans

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Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that catalogues the undermining of natural resources upon which humanity's survival depends.

The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves and more poses no less of a threat than climate change, says the report, set to be unveiled May 6.

Delegates from 130 nations meeting in Paris from April 29 will vet the 44-page summary of an 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of Nature.