World Wildlife Fund Nature Breaking

Earth from space looking down on the continent of Asia and the Indian Ocean

The Living Planet Report

  • Date: 17 October 2022

Bonus Episode

Every two years WWF releases its flagship Living Planet Report, which monitors populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the world. The latest version of this report was released last week, and found an average decline of 69% in species populations since 1970. To help explain this finding and dive deeper into the report, we’re joined this week by Rebecca Shaw, WWF’s chief scientist. 



She explains what exactly the report measures and why it matters (2:15), the links between climate change and nature loss (5:51), which ecosystems and regions are fairing the worst (9:10), and how individuals can take action to bend the curve on both the loss of species and climate change (19:15).



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