For 44 years, humans have killed 60 percent of wildlife


The wildlife population has been reduced by 60% from 1970 to 2014, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The report is made for Live Planet, followed by 4,005 different species of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

WWF Director Mark Lambertini says the report should be understood much wider.

“There can not be a healthy future for people on a planet with disrupted climate, exhausted oceans, ruined earth and devastated forests, on a planet devoid of biodiversity,” he warns.

The report states that the population of wild animals has been reduced by 60%. The zone around South America and the Caribbean has declined by 89% in 44 years. In that period, 23% of the fauna of North America and Greenland disappeared, while in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East 31%.

Pollution and climate change are contributing to the reduction of the populations of wild animals, while the loss of biodiversity is mostly affected by excessive utilization and agriculture, as a result of the increased consumption of people.


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