The Independent published a brief article on the continuing deforestation of the Amazon (rain forest). New species are being discovered even as the ecosphere locally is degraded by logging. Inevitably some species will be lost before discovery.
381 new species were discovered in the Amazon region
New Amazonian species discovered every two days while the rainforest is trashed by ‘relentless deforestation’ http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html