The WWF is warning we are pushing nature and all that sustains life on this planet to the brink. The World Wide Fund For Nature issues a report every two years, detailing the state of the environment and the urgent need for action on climate change.
According to WWF the Living Planet Report released today, paints “a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature”.
The study has found that global populations of vertebrate species have, on average, declined in size by 60% in just over 40 years. This includes, African elephants and Sumatran tigers, as well as fish birds and other mammals.