Living Planet Report 2022
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Recently the Living Planet Report 2022 has been jointly released by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London.
According to this report, the global wildlife population has declined by 69% between 1970 and 2018.
The report has been prepared by tracking about 32,000 organisms of more than 5,230 vertebrate species between 1970 and 2018 in the 'Living Planet Report'.
The Living Planet Index has been used to calculate the decline in vertebrate species in the Living Planet Report.
'Living Planet Index'
It assesses the state of biodiversity of the world based on population trends of vertebrate species in terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats.
It is issued by the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London).
Other key findings of the report
According to this report, Latin America and the Caribbean region that hosts the Amazon rainforest saw the highest wildlife decline of 94 percent between 1970 and 2018.
Africa recorded the second biggest decline with 66 percent, followed by the Pacific (55 percent).
North America and Europe recorded declines of 20 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
The population of freshwater species has declined by 83 percent.
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