The future of the planet is in our hands. Global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016 shows the scale of the challenge – and what we can do about it.
The Living Planet Index reveals that global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012. We could witness a two-thirds decline in the half-century from 1970 to 2020 – unless we act now to reform our food and energy systems and meet global commitments on addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and supporting sustainable development.
Download the report (available in both summary and full versions) from the WWF web site.