At this year’s Moving Mountains Symposium, we’re focusing on the Extinction Crisis. Why? Because with a species dying off every 20 minutes, there is real cause for concern. Part of changing that problem is through education, so follow along each Wednesday as we bring you a little more information on extinction, endangered species and biodiversity.

“Up to 10 per cent of coral reefs – among the richest ecosystems – have been destroyed, and one third of the remainder face collapse over the next 10 to 20 years.” – UNEP

The issue of biodiversity is so pressing that the United Nations has deemed 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. Extinction is irreversible, and that’s why the UN is focusing on putting world attention to the issues of biodiversity and what we can all do to take action. You can learn more about the International Year of Biodiversity here.