Just to categorize the species in risk is a challenge
Noah’s ark 2.0
Biodiversity live drawings – Illustration and text by Frits Ahlefeldt, DrawnJournalism.com
According to Ipbes.net an estimated 1 million+ species will soon reach the status of endangered, as their habitats, health and natural patterns of movement becomes more and more challenged. Scientists struggle just to keep the list updated
So I sketched up the classic Noah’s ark image with a twist, Noah apparently managed to get two of every kind of animals and species on board. According to science we need quite a bit more than two, to secure the survival of species and a viable variety of DNA on Earth.
Around the world there are ongoing huge international projects working to map the DNA of the many species, documenting both those at the edge of extinction and those a bit further away.
It’s been called a Moon-shot for biology by one project: EarthBiogenome.org that aims at sequencing and catalogizing all known (around 1.5 million globally) species for a huge open DNA database. (Wikipedia link here)
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