27 Oct '16, 2pm

WWF predicts wild animal populations will plummet 67 percent by 2020

WWF predicts wild animal populations will plummet 67 percent by 2020

Two-thirds of wild animals around the world could be gone in less than five years , according to a new report compiled by researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London. The latest edition of Living Planet Index (LPI), released this week, warns that loss of habitat due to environmental destruction, global warming, hunting, and pollution will result in a sixth mass extinction. Using 1970 animal population data as a baseline, scientists have measured the state of biological diversity and now warn that the world will have lost 67 percent of its animals by 2020 if major conservation efforts are not implemented immediately.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/wwf-predicts-wild-animal-populations...

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