“Wildlife is dying out due to habitat destruction, overhunting, toxic pollution, invasion by alien species and climate change. But the ultimate cause of all of these factors is ‘human overpopulation and continued population growth, and overconsumption, especially by the rich.'” A new study suggests that humans are ruining things again and that Earth’s sixth mass extinction event is already under way.

+ NYT: “A warehouse in Colorado offers evidence of the immense demand for goods made from threatened and endangered animals.” A Mausoleum for Endangered Species. (Humans can be a pretty sick bunch.)

+ Happier animal photos from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards.