Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% the last 45 years.
Published by WWF every two years, the Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources—and what it means for humans and wildlife. The report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the Earth.
Our living planet at a glance:
60%- Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.
50%- The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.
20%- A fifth of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.
$125 trillion- Globally, nature provides services worth around $125 trillion a year, while also helping ensure the supply of fresh air, clean water, food, energy, medicines, and much more.