Humanity’s Mass Extinction of Wildlife Continues

Wildlife Decline Continuing

The new Living Planet Index from the World Wildlife Fund is out. Its analysis of thousands of reports of wildlife numbers shows the rapid decline is continuing. The report discusses the importance of wildlife for human survival, it discusses the wildlife decline’s causes, and it describes variation across global biomes.

You can download a PDF copy of the report to get the details.

CHAPTER 1: Why biodiversity matters~ Everything that has built modern human society, with its benefits and luxuries, is provided by nature – and we will continue to need these natural resources to survive and thrive. Increasingly, research demonstrates nature’s incalculable importance to our health, wealth, food and security. What future benefits might we discover in the millions of species yet to be described, let alone studied? As we better understand our reliance on natural systems it’s clear that nature is not just a ‘nice to have’. A butterfly rests on a branch in Kaya Kauma forest. Kilifi, Kenya.

 

3 thoughts on “Humanity’s Mass Extinction of Wildlife Continues

  1. Pingback: Humanity’s Mass Extinction of Wildlife Continues — GarryRogers Nature Conservation | Old School Garden

  2. Rosaliene, sad, but probably true. The affairs of people, the law, finance, and commerce leave little time to appreciate the plight of birds and bees. Soil erosion and species extinction are such plodding affairs that most (but not all) citizens and their governments unconcerned.

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