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Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.

While we are only just beginning to understand the web of interdependencies between organisms, humans are jeopardizing our planet’s highly complex ecosystems and their inhabitants by clearing forests, overfishing the oceans and overfertilizing agricultural land. Air pollution and increasing levels of acidity in the oceans are having profound consequences.

The pace of extinction has accelerated to the point that species are vanishing before we even have a chance to discover them. Find out more here.

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Elephant eating grass Borneo’s pygmy elephants need protected habitat, not roads (© Bas Leenders CC BY SA 2.0)

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Keep roads out of Sabah's elephant forest!

Demand for ivory is a grave threat to Sabah’s pygmy elephants. Yet Malaysia is building new roads deep into their habitat that will make life much easier for poachers, loggers and palm oil companies. Tell the Malaysian government to stop the construction NOW.

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To: Prime Minister Najib Razak, Chief Minister Musa Aman

Sabah’s pygmy elephants will be in grave danger if a bridge is built near the city of Sukau. The project must stopped to ensure the animals’ safety.

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