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.

Important facts

  • 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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