Zoological Society of London Living Planet Report - Two-Thirds of Wildlife May Disappear by 2020 (Download PDF)

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According to a report by ZSL (Zoological Society of London), global wildlife population has fallen by 58 % since 1970 and if the trend continues then two-thirds of wild animals may disappear by 2020.

Objectives of Report

  • The Living Planet Report published every two years aims to provide an assessment of the state of the world’s wildlife.
  • The ZSL and WWF publish the study as The Living Planet assessment.
  • The creatures are lost from mountains to forests to rivers and the seas and include well-known endangered species such as elephants and gorillas and lesser-known creatures such as vultures and salamanders.
  • The biggest cause of concern is the destruction of wild areas for farming and logging. Humans have now affected majority of the Earth’s land area, with just 15 % left unperturbed for nature. Poaching and exploitation for food through unsustainable fishing and hunting is another problem with more than 300 mammal species being eaten to extinction.
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- Published/Last Modified on: October 29, 2016

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