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Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians & reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on November 3, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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OSLO (Reuters) – Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

An index compiled with data from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 percent from 1970 to 2012 and would fall 67 percent by 2020 on current trends, the WWF said in a report.

The decline is yet another sign that people have become the driving force for change on Earth, ushering in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a term derived from “anthropos”, the Greek for “human” and “-cene” denoting a geological period.

To be continued on

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wildlife-populations-plunge-almost-60-percent-since-1970-000904325.html

We are now in the 6th massive extinction

https://theboldcorsicanflame.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/we-are-on-the-brink-of-a-sixth-great-extinction-as-plants-and-animals-die-out-1000-times-faster-than-before-humans-arrived/

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