Wildlife populations worldwide have declined at a "staggering" rate by 68% in just a half century.
"Human population size is able to predict past extinctions with 96% accuracy," the experts argue.
Forests in Kon Plong comprise dense jungles that are among the most biodiverse places in Southeast Asia.
Instead of real encounters with them, we often approach nonhuman animals through folktales, fables, and legends.
"We are in danger of being unprepared for the risks posed by sea level rise," says Dr. Tom Slater at University of Leeds.
Many conservationists are very concerned about their own financial future and that of their organizations.