Tuesday, October 7, 2008



The following are all from an article titled, "One in four mammals face threat of extinction", Margaret Munro, Canwest News Service, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 7, 2008, p. B8.
Find and correct all the mistakes. (Hint: I found eight.)

Headline, "One in four mammals face threat of extinction".

"The Earth is an increasingly bleak place for animals, according to a massive global study that concludes a quarter of the 5,487 wild mammal species on the planet are threatened with extinction."

"And one species - humans - are largely responsible for the crisis, according to the grim report released Monday at a World Conservation Congress in Spain."

"The researchers conclude that not only are one in four mammal species threatened with extinction, but more than half of all animal populations are declining."

"While 'depressing,' the researchers say the findings should be empowering."

"...noting that 79 percent of the monkeys and other primate species in the region are threatened with extinction."

"The scientists sum it up saying of the 4,651 species for which enough data is available, or 25 percent, are now threatened with extinction."


The word for today is "probity".
Define "probity" and use it in a sentence.

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