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WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018

The World Wildlife Fund Has Recently Released Its Living Planet Report 2018 .The Report Presents A Comprehensive Overview Of The State Of Our Natural World, Through Multiple Indicators Including The Living Planet Index,(LPI) ,Which Examines Trends In Global Wildfire Abundance.

Key Points

Populations Of Vertebrates Such As Mammals Birds, Fish, Reptiles And Amphibians Have ,On Average, Declined In Size By 60 % Between 1970 2014 Due To Human Activities.

For Freshwater Fauna, The Decline In Population Over The 44 Years Monitored Was A Staggering 80 %.

The Current Rate Of Species Loss Is 100 To 1,000 Times Higher Than Only A Few Hundreds Years Ago When People Began To Alter Earth’s Chemistry And Crowd Other Creatures Out Of Existence. Expressed As A Range Because It Depends On Which Species Are Included.

The Biggest Drivers Of Current Biodiversity Loss Are The Over-Exploitation Of Natural Resources And Agriculture Both Linked To Continually Increasing Human Consumption.

While India’s Per Capita Ecological Footprint Was In The Lowest Band, Among Countries Surveyed Its High Population Made It Vulnerable To An Ecological Crisis.

The Report Cities That The Soil Bio Diversity Of India Is In Grave Peril. The WWF’s Risk Index For The Globe- Indicating Threats From Loss Of Above Ground Diversity ,Pollution And Nutrient Overloading, Overgrazing Intensive Agriculture ,Fire. Soil Erosion Among Countries Whose Soil Bio Diversity Faces The Highest Level Of Risk.

What’s Ailing The Planet?

Runaway Consumption Has Decimated Wildlife Triggered A Mass Extinction And Exhausted Earth’s Capacity To Accommodate Humanity’s Expanding Appetite, Warns WWF

Global Numbers

60 % Of All Animals With A Back Bone-Fish Birds Amphibians ,Reptiles And Mammals -Have Been Wiped Out By Human Activity Between 1970 And 2014.

80% Decline In Population Of Freshwater Fauna Over The Period.

$125 Trillion/Year Is The Estimated Worth Of Ecological Services The Nature Provides

70-90% Could Be The Coral Mortality ,Even If Humans Manage To Cap Global Warming At 15’c.

190 % Is The Increase Over The Past 50 Years In Our Ecological Footprint – A Measure Of Our Consumption Of Natural Resources.

India Scenario

21.54 % Is The Current Forest Cover In The Country

96.4 Mn Hectare Or 29.32 % Of The Global Geographical Area In India Has Seen Land Degradation.

1.2 Mn Bee Colonies Are Present.150 Million Bee Colonies Are Needed To Meet The Pollination Requirement Of Around 50 Million Hectares Of Agricultural Land.

600mn Indians Face High To Extreme Water Stress.14 Out Of 20 River Basins Are Water Stressed And Will Have Extreme Scarcity By 2050.

40 % Is The Staggering Decline In The Coral Cover In Lakshadweep Islands Since 1998.

Way Forward

The Report Paints A Very Grim Picture Of Human Activity On Wildlife, Forests, Oceans, Rivers And  Climate And Makes A Case For An Stock And Collectively Rethink And Redefine How We Value, Protect And Restore Nature.

The WWF Has Also Called For An International Treaty, Modelled On Paris Climate Agreement ,To Be Drafted To Protect Wildlife And Reverse Human Impact On Nature.

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