Humans Push Wildlife to the Brink

Human activity has accelerated the decline of wildlife populations to an astonishing degree, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released this week.

As human populations surge, biodiversity has plummeted. Mammal, bird, fish, reptile and amphibian numbers have dropped 60% since 1970. "It will transform life as humanity knows it, said Carter Roberts, WWF’s US chief executive, if societies do not reverse course to protect the food, water and shelter needed for survival."
 
“We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it,” WWF’s Tanya Steele told CNN.

The Washington Post

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