Wow, my friend just me @wwf’s 2018 Living Planet report. He sent it to me because he knew that I have a passion for nature & wildlife photography and that I was starting this year-long urban harvest.
Between 1970 and 2014 (44 years!), the size of vertebrate populations has declined on average by 60%. That is the figure is from the data of 16,700 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, across 4,000 different species. I had to re-read that section a few times as I couldn’t quite believe my eyes when I first read it.
Luckily, there are ~63,000 species of vertebrates on Planet Earth, so the data from the report represent ~6% of all vertebrates. Let’s hope that the situation for the other 59,000 species is a little more positive.
Yesterday, I said that I will be dedicating all Sundays to #wildlifesundays. After reading that report though, I have decided that I will be sharing wildlife photos more often than just Sundays because, in reality, we should be celebrating Life on Earth every single day!
If you’re interested in the report, it’s available at → https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/living-planet-report-2018
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