This just goes to show you that alarmists can knee-jerk and overreact, and that includes climate scares. The overreaction in that regard continues unabated, scandals be damned. See more of the Animal Death-Watch series to see what horrors alarmists say await Earth's animals at the hands of evil Western capitalism.
Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said.
A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.