Global Vertebrate Population On Course To Drop Two Thirds By 2020
This is why we need greener, more sustainable technology. It’s not just us humans that suffer from pollution and all of the activities surrounding it.
Besides showing empathy and concern for others, we have to remember that we depend on biodiversity. Without it, we would all be dead pretty quickly.
Originally shared by Jaana Nyström
No Thanks To Humans: Global Vertebrate Population On Course To Drop Two Thirds By 2020
“Rising human activity is destroying global vertebrate wildlife populations, which have seen a 58 percent drop in the last 40 years, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The report titled “Living Planet Report 2016: Risk and Resilience in a New Era” scanned the population decline in wildlife between 1970 and 2012.
Covering 14,000 vertebrate populations of 3,700 species during the period, the report also took inputs from the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network.
Slamming the rising human activity as responsible for the declining numbers, the WWF report warns that wildlife populations will drop further by two-thirds in 2020 unless immediate intervention is made.
The report notes the drastic decline in the numbers reported in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The most palpable drop in animal population has been in the lakes, rivers and freshwater systems by 81 percent…”
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