WWF Report: Half of Global Wildlife Lost

LPR2014The 2014 Living Planet Report, World Wildlife Fund’s biennial flagship publication, was released this week. The warning bell is loud and clear, that between 1970 and 2010, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent. This regrettable state of affairs is not new, when the chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services warned two years ago, that the world is loosing species at a rate that is 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate. This biodiversity loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countries, and correlates with the increasing resource use of high-income countries.

Read a summary of the Report here:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/29/earth-lost-50-wildlife-in-40-years-wwf

Download the full 2014 Living Planet Report here:

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/

Credits: National Geographic