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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Lord (Robert) May (President of the Royal Society), Prof Peter Crane (Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) + Professor Georgina Mace, (Director of science at the Zoological Society of London) have issued an unambiguous warning that the world faces a 6th mass extinction and that humanity must act now in order to generate, synthesise + present the data which will be needed if we are to balance the "fundamental tension between intergenerational equity and the humanitarian imperative of equality here and now."