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U.S. to declare 23 plant, animal species extinct

Clip: 09/29/2021 | 5m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed moving 23 animals and plants off the endangered species list, declaring them extinct. Perhaps the most well-known of the species deemed gone forever is the ivory-billed woodpecker. These extinctions are part of an accelerating crisis driven by human actions. John Yang and Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, discuss.

Aired: 09/29/21

Rating: NR

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