"Moderate Global Warming To Wipe Out Many Species"

"Up to a fifth of all species of animals and plants risk extinction even if the world manages to limit global warming to levels widely viewed as safe, the head of the Convention on Biological Diversity said.

Ahmed Djoghlaf also told Reuters on the sidelines of December 7-18 talks on climate change in Copenhagen that every nation in the world was set to fail to meet a target of slowing the loss of species by 2010."

Alister Doyle reports for Reuters December 18, 2009.

Source: Reuters, 12/18/2009