We’re all connected
Since 1998, The Living Planet Report has been tracking the state of global biodiversity.
This year’s edition provides a platform for the best science, cutting-edge research and diverse voices on the impact of humans on the health of our Earth. More than 50 experts from academia, policy, international development and conservation organisations have contributed.
WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 shows the scale of the challenge – and highlights what we can do, both here in Australia and around the world, to change the way we live.
The future of the planet is in our hands.
The Living Planet Index indicates that global populations of vertebrate species have, on average, declined in size by 60% in just over 40 years.
The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overharvest of wild populations and destruction of habitats for agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
Runaway human consumption is severely undermining nature’s ability to power and sustain our lives, societies and economies: globally, nature provides services for humanity worth around US$125 trillion a year.
Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, WWF urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.
The report includes the latest findings measured by the Living Planet Index tracking 16,704 populations of 4,005 vertebrate species from 1970 to 2014.