Wildlife populations plummet 60% globally since 1970

Wildlife populations across the world have shrunk by 60% according to WWF’s Living Planet report.

It says climate change is a growing threat but that the main drivers continue to be “overexploitation of species, agriculture and land conversion”. Only a quarter of land on Earth is substantively free of the impacts of human activities, according to the report and this is projected to decline to just one tenth by 2050.

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