From 1970 to 2012, that is in just 40 years, vertebrate populations have been reduced by 58%.
The reduction is 36% in marine populations, 38% in terrestrial and freshwater have been reduced by an alarming 81%. The report adds that, if this continues, by the end of this decade the overall reduction will be 67%.
Which is sign to worry because the “neighborhoods” in biggest trouble, according to the report, are freshwater and tropical ecosystems. Both are historical hotspots for biodiversity, supporting an unusually high concentration of species. But over exploitation, climate change, and pollution have whittled away these once-rich habitats.
The average Living Planet Index score for freshwater populations has plummeted by 83 percent, meaning that populations of water-dwelling animals has declined by this amount on average.
Why we need to save the planet?
Healthy ecosystems clean our water, purify our air, maintain our soil, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients and provide us with food. They provide raw materials and resources for medicines and other purposes. They are at the foundation of all civilization and sustain our economies.
The inhabitants of the cities suppose that the country landscape is pleasant only half the year….To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.
let’s have a look of the beautiful nature and it’s surroundings and think about it how we are destroying this precious treasure.