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One in 12 species is in danger of extinction, and more than 7,000 individual tree varieties are at risk.

This is a man-made crisis brought about by environmental pollution and abuse. The threat is worldwide, ranging from Mexico and Brazil across the Atlantic to Nigeria and the Cameroon, up to Britain and then across to China.

The world is witnessing threats to fauna and flora. God gave man this beautiful earth and told him to "tend and keep it." How pleased is He with our stewardship of this majestic planet? (Source: The Sunday Times [London]; Genesis 2:15.)