There are six species of great ape: two species of chimpanzee, two of gorilla and two of orang-utan. All are now endangered. All could face extinction in the wild within a few generations. In contrast human numbers have now passed 6 billion and are growing at the rate of 212,000 souls every day.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
NEWS - Life on the brink
As the human population explodes, other species are simply running out of food and space. Tim Radford reports.