Living Planet Report 2016 | WWF-Canada

Living Planet Report 2016

Global wildlife populations face a plunge of more than two-thirds during the 50-year period ending in 2020 as a result of human activities, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016. The report, produced every two years in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, shows how people are overpowering the planet for the first time in Earth’s history.

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

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.

David Miller, president and CEO, WWF-Canada

 
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Living Planet Report 2016
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The Global Living Planet Index shows a decline of 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012.

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