Report Reveals That Global Animal Populations Have Declined by 69% Since 1970

A new report prepared by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London following analysis of years of data impacting thousands of animal populations reveals that global animal populations shrunk by an average of 69% between 1970 and 2018. The report attributes the dramatic decline and loss of biodiversity to human activities such as infrastructure development, energy production, and deforestation. The report also encourages world leaders who will meet at the U.N. Biodiversity Conference in December 2022 to take significant steps to reverse environmental damage.