Urgent action needed
People are overpowering the planet for the first time in Earth’s history.
The latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report shows the scale of the challenge – and highlights what we can do here in Australia and around the world to change the way society is fed and fuelled.
The Living Planet Index reveals that global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012. We could witness a two-thirds decline in the half-century from 1970 to 2020 – unless we act now to reform our food and energy systems and meet global commitments on addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and supporting sustainable development.
The future of the planet is in our hands.