Australia is home to some of the most diverse animals on the planet, such as the platypus. However, since European settlement in 1788, there has been a decline in the number of unique animals left in Australia. In fact because so many organisms are threatened some top scientists are suggesting that we concentrate of saving only a proportion of the endangered animals in Australia.
Scientists resign 'living dead' species to extinction.
The most recent approximation of The extinction of Australia's flora and fauna counts can be found here:
Australian Flora and Fauna Extinction Data
Based upon the data from the link, are Australia's wildlife better off in 2009 or 2002? How do you know?
Is there a way to predict how many more animals will be extinct when the next set of extinction data is released? What information would you need to know in order to determine that?