Campaigners called on Wednesday for global banks to stop financing industrial activities driving animal and plant species towards extinction after a report ranked 50 lenders involved in sectors that pose the greatest threat to wildlife. Reuters reports that while European and U.S. banks have faced years of pressure from regulators or environmental groups to act on climate change, their role in financing economic activities that destroy biodiversity is also coming under growing scrutiny. Portfolio Earth, a network of researchers that published the ‘Bankrolling Extinction’ report, none of the lenders had adequate systems to limit the impact of their loans on the web of animal and plant life that supports human well-being.