Human Activity Blamed for 68% Drop in Animal Population Since 1970

HeadlineSep 10, 2020

A new report finds populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have plummeted worldwide by a staggering 68% since 1970. In its biennial Living Planet Report, the World Wildlife Fund warns, “Biodiversity is fundamental to human life on Earth, and the evidence is unequivocal — it is being destroyed by us at a rate unprecedented in history.”

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