Sad news, but not surprising with massive growth, industry given free reign, and populations far beyond that which our planet has ever seen.
The World Wildlife Fund just released their living planet report for 2018. Up front it seems it seem the report could well be titled the dying planet instead of the living planet report given the summary states “On average, we’ve seen an astonishing 60% declinein the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The top threats to species identified in the report link directly to human activities, including habitat loss and degradation and the excessive use of wildlife such as overfishing and overhunting.”
You can read the full report here.
Please pass along the report to all who care and even those that may not.
Photo: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 2018.