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The Sixth Extinction Website is made to enhance public access to information about recently extinct species and extinction in general. It's purpose is pure educative, non-commercial and to make visitors aware of the current extinction crisis. 

Accuracy of the information

All reasonable endeavours have been used to ensure the accuracy of the content of this website. However, no warranty is given to that effect. References will (where possible) be included in the texts and this site is under constant revision. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However The Sixth Extinction Website accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

Technical errors

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Sixth Extinction Website accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

External links

Some pages of The Sixth Extinction Website may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. The Sixth Extinction Website is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does The Sixth Extinction Website endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

If you are opposed to your site being linked to The Sixth Extinction Website, please email The Sixth Extinction Website, include the page where your link is and your URL, and it will be removed immediately.

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Unless otherwise stated, all text, images and photographs featured on this website are copyright of The Sixth Extinction Website. When content is submitted to us by our visitors or when the content originated from the former old website, credit to the originator is sometimes not included, or the original source is missing and there is no way for us to make contact. While we regret not being able to initially credit them, and after attempting to locate the originator before posting said content, we will usually post the work if is educative, poignant, useful, insightful, and warrants visibility - anticipating that someone will recognize it and let us know the originator.

When work without the proper credit is brought to our attention by the author, creator, or a familiar party, we will then immediately display their credentials, logos, and links back to their site (where applicable), or remove it altogether if requested.

Please contact us for displaying the proper credit or for the removal of the content. When you contact us for the displaying the proper credit, please give us your name, company, address, URL, credits, or any other information that you would like to appear, and attach your logo or banner, if desired. We will update it immediately.


Unless otherwise stated, all text, news and images featured on this website are copyright of The Sixth Extinction Website.

Using text & news

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Using images and photographs

Unless otherwise stated, all photographs and images featured on this site are subject to copyright and must not be reproduced without permission. If you are interested in using any of the images and/or photographs for non-personal use, please contact us.

News Highlight

24 June 2012. The last Pinta giant tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni) Lonesome George dies. Read more: BBC News.


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