Salient to Investors:

Marco Lambertini at The World Wildlife Foundation said:

  • More than half of the world’s vertebrates have disappeared between 1970 and 2010, primarily due to exploitation (37%), habitat degradation (31%), habitat loss (13%), and global warming (7.1%). Meanwhile the human population has nearly doubled.
  • Latin America’s biodiversity dropped 83%, the most of any region.
  • It would take 1.5 planet Earths to meet the present demands that humanity makes on nature: if every human had the same lifestyle as the typical American, it would take 3.9 planet Earths.
  • The effects of climate change are only just starting to be felt and the toll on wildlife is rising.

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