Living Planet 2020

Living Planet 2020

The Living Planet Report 2020 is the thirteenth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. Through multiple indicators including the Living Planet Index, provided by the Zoological Society of London, the report shows an average rate of decline in population size of 68% (almost 21,000 populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians around the world) between 1970 and 2016. This represents an 8% greater drop than in the previous IPV 2018 edition. The report urges world leaders to come together to build a more sustainable, resilient and healthy post-Covid-19 world for people and nature.