Living Planet Report 2016
According to the report, global populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have already declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012, the most recent year with available data. At this trajectory, the decline could reach 67 per cent by 2020.
Understand the report
Freshwater ecosystems face immediate threats
A silent crash is taking place in Canada’s waters. From the tiny mussels that filter toxins to the giant sturgeon, a survivor from the time of the dinosaurs, freshwater life is dropping at an alarming rate.
Canada’s oceans need meaningful protections. Here’s why
A 36 per cent decline in ocean wildlife populations and increase in unsustainable fishing show Canada needs more marine protected areas.
An urgent call for change from the Arctic
From retreating sea ice to the arrival of unfamiliar species, the environment in the North is already undergoing a dramatic change. If we don’t act quickly, it might be irreversible.
15 ways Canada can help wildlife thrive again
The Living Planet Report 2016 shows the world is on track to lose 67 per cent of wildlife populations by 2020. Here are 15 things Canada can do to help stop that from happening.
Massive plunge in wildlife expected by 2020. Here’s why, and what you can do
Population declines are staggering. But the solutions are within our reach.
The Living Planet Report is more than just a wakeup call. We cannot continue to think that we can separate environment and economy without dire consequences for wildlife, habitat and humanity.
View larger graph.