Our planet is in serious decline.
Like a medical report card where it reveals the health status of the planet, the report clearly reveals it’s in dire states. COVID-19 is the latest severe symptom of our sickly planet.
Time is running out. We must take action now if our planetary health is going to recover.
Globally, the population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have seen an alarming average drop of 68% since 1970.
– Elizabeth Clarke, Conservation Director, WWF-Singapore
The Asia-Pacific region is hugely diverse and has many unique ecosystems. Species populations monitored in the Asia-Pacific region have steadily decreased on average since 1970.
The most alarming is the average decline of of 84% in freshwater populations. There have been some positive signs since 2010 with increases in a few species of reptiles and amphibians. Other species, however, have seen an average decline of 45% due to habitat change, overexploitation and diseases.
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