Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation
More people in America spend time watching wildlife than they do watching movies or sports. "Eco-tourism, generate
s at least $500 billion per year worldwide" (Sustaining Biodiversity) There are many ways wildlife extinction has an influence on the world. "Biologists conservatively estimate that the current rate of extinction is at least 1,000 to 10,000
times the rate before we arrived. This amounts to an annual extinction rate of 0. 1% to 1% per year. " These estimated extinction rats are startling and noteworthy.