Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, because of man-made factors the World Wildlife Fund has warned in a damning new report, while calling this generation “the last generation that can save nature.”
Methods of destruction
‘A global deal’
Something can be done
“Hope is not lost, but urgent action is needed. Recent population increases in giant pandas, mountain gorillas and the critically endangered dolphins of the Mekong River show that sustained conservation efforts work. National-level action like the US Endangered Species Act – which since enacted in 1973 has helped an estimated 99 percent of listed species avoid extinction – demonstrate what is possible when wildlife conservation and biodiversity are prioritized.
“A global deal for nature, similar to the Paris Climate Agreement, can ensure that effective conservation methods continue, and more ambitious goals are set, a WWF press release said.