Living Planet Report 2020: Bending the Curve of Biodiversity Loss
WWF (2020) Living Planet Report 2020 - Bending the curve of biodiversity loss. Almond, R.E.A., Grooten M. and Petersen, T. (Eds). WWF, Gland, Switzerland.
The evidence is unequivocal – nature is being changed and destroyed by us at a rate unprecedented in history. The 2020 global Living Planet Index shows an average 68% fall in populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016. In this chapter we also look at life in the soil beneath our feet, insects, “the little things that run the world”, and plants, all of which provide fundamental support for life on Earth. From the biggest to the smallest living things on our planet, monitoring shows us that nature is in serious decline.