Biodiversity

Wildlife populations have plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years

Animals that live in freshwater suffered an 84% decline, according to a recent study. Image: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Michael Taylor
Asia correspondent and sub-editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Thousands of animal species have seen an average of 68% decline in their population since 1970. Image: WWF Living Planet Report 2020
Turtles are seen being released to the sea from the Indonesia resort island of Bali after over fifty endangered green turtles were rescued from poachers, in Bali province, Indonesia August 5, 2020.
Turtles are seen being released to the sea from the Indonesia resort island of Bali after over fifty endangered green turtles were rescued from poachers. Image: Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/via REUTERS
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