Fifty-eight percent fewer wild animals since 1970

Fifty-eight percent fewer wild animals since 1970

World October 27, 2016 08:15

zeist - The number of wild animals in the world is declining steadily. Compared to 1970, the population declined by an average of 58 percent. Those drastic decrease is a direct result of human activities.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in its biannual survey Living Planet Report Thursday that there are solutions to turn the tide. Sustainable agriculture and switching to green energy would all care very much. Everything revolves around man and his seizure of natural resources. This animals are displaced.

Beginning the global nature loss at the current pace, predicts the WWF, the size of the populations may mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians in 2020 have declined by an average of 67 percent. The pace at which the number of declining wild animals, is described as 'alarming'. Animals like the orangutan, elephant and rhinoceros are threatened.

One of the weapons is increasing and connecting protected areas. This system works. Animals like the giant panda in China and benefit the lynx in Europe and reintroduction of protective measures. In the Netherlands, for example, the otter and beaver successful return through active conservation and cleaner water.

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