One million species are facing extinction within the next decade. It is estimated that 200 species go extinct every day. PERC member Laura Jean McKay is taking part in On the Brink, an online event to raise awareness of this threat of extinction. Bringing together 20 writers and cultural figures, the event features readings of new work and speeches on the situations of specific animals, including:
- Margaret Atwood on the Tasmanian devil
- Homero Aridjis on the Vaquita porpoise
- Emma Thompson on the puffin
- Ben Okri on the tiger
- Taiwanese artist Wu Ming-Yi on the pangolin
- Bianca Jagger on the eastern gorilla
- Judy Ling Wong on the snow leopard
- Amitav Ghosh on the Irrawaddy dolphin
On the Brink begins Monday November 30th at 7pm GMT / Tuesday December 1st at 8am NZST.
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