This is the last generation that can save nature - WWF
01 November, 2018, 14:39
Ocean habitats are also in steep decline with the report warning up to 90 per cent of the world's coral reefs might be gone by mid century and listing seagrass meadows among the most threatened ecosystems on earth.
In the years since man first walked on the moon, his footprint back on back on earth has polluted three-quarters of the planet, and caused the wildlife population to plummet by a catastrophic 60 per cent, an worldwide report warns today. "Exploding" levels of human consumption, over-exploitation of natural resources such as over-fishing, cutting down forests and the use of pesticides in agriculture are having dire effects on the system that humanity is dependent upon.
Tanya Steele, Chief Executive at WWFsaid: "We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it".
Humans have exploited nature to such an extent that a staggering 60 per cent of the wildlife and 87 per cent wetlands have been wiped out since 1970.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.
WWF's Living Planet Report 2018 warns that ours is possibly the last generation of humans with a chance to act and reverse this trend.
Human activity was also blamed for the devastating effects that the Amazon has felt in recent years.
The dominant causes of current biodiversity decline are overexploitation, such as overfishing, and agricultural activity.
Lions trade Golden Tate to Eagles
The Eagles announced the trade a short time later, and the Lions confirmed they will receive a third-round pick in return. This year, in seven games for the Lions, he's caught 44 passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns.
The "Living Planet Report" focused on vertebrate species, which includes mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
"The statistics are scary, but all hope is not lost", Professor Ken Norris of the Zoological Society of London added. 'There is a limit to what we can destroy, and there is a minimum amount of nature that we need to preserve, ' Lambertini added, noting in the study that the global community has a 'rapidly closing window for action'.
"We have an opportunity to design a new path forward that allows us to co-exist sustainably with the wildlife we depend upon", he said.
Though India is among the countries with the lowest ecological footprint of consumption, the report points out that it is among the worst when it comes to soil biodiversity. The welfare of up to 3 billion people who rely on wildlife to eat and work has reduced because of land degradation, and services relying on nature are worth around $125 trillion globally, the report said.
According to the forecast, WWF, 2020 will be critical, as will be announced the results of measures taken in the framework of the Paris climate agreement.
The report presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature.
"We can be the founders of a global movement that changed our relationship with the planet, that saw us secure a future for all life on Earth, including our own", WWF International Director General Marco Lambertini wrote in the report.
Richardson Friday on charges of making false statements and making false statements in applications to the U.S. Jermaine Mann has since been reunited with his mother, Lyneth Mann-Lewis, who now lives in Brampton, Ont.
He said he would change the USA constitution's 14th amendment, which gives citizenship to all born on U.S. soil, via an executive order. "Guess what? You don't", Trump said in an interview with Axios .
Second letter was on using RBI's capital reserves and the third letter was on relaxing constraints on PCA banks for loans to SMEs. The government will also soon issue a statement after media reports that the government had invoked Section 7 of the RBI Act .
As the season rolls on, we will have to wait and see if this lineup does end up being their best option to start with. The game plan tonight: "Keep them off the free throw line, and defensive rebounding", Lakers coach Luke Walton said.
The two won a Super Bowl, and were among some of the few "OGs" that the Broncos had left from that championship team. The Broncos acquired a fourth-round draft pick from the Texans and the teams will also swap seventh-round picks.
After the bodies were located, the police department distributed sketches when they initially struggled to identify them. After the discovery of their bodies, the NYPD asked for assistance in identifying them and put out a sketch of the pair.
The victims were forced into labor for the Japanese steelmaker between 1941 and 1943 during the Pacific War. The top court upheld an appeals court ruling in 2013, which ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.
"I'm happy to kill that old bitch, I'm exhausted , man", Perry said on Bevy Smith's SiriusXM show "Bevelations" on Monday. Since then, Madea has appeared in numerous sequels, including " Madea's Family Reunion" and " Madea Goes to Jail ".
But as the kids attempted to cross the street, they were struck by Shepherd's 2017 Toyota Tacoma, according to police. Police in IN said the girl and her brothers died at the scene near Rochester, about 100 miles north of Indianapolis.
The report lauded India for investing in port equipment, strengthening management and improving electronic document flow. The Ministry of Finance points out that this year's advance follows consecutive declines in recent years.
In explaining Central Florida's ranking , Mullens said it is the only team in the top 25 without a win against a team over.500. Ranking teams is a time-honored tradition in college football , going back to first Associated Press poll in 1936.
Palestinians urge ICC probe into Gaza child killings by Israel
Israel has accused Iranian forces based in Syria of orchestrating the heaviest barrage of rockets to emanate from Gaza in months. The Israel Defense Forces said the teens were attempting to plant explosives near the border in an attempt to breach the fence.
Chelsea hang on against stubborn Derby County
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is now enjoying the best goalscoring spell of his career, netting in two consecutive games for the first time. The quarter-final draw pits Arsenal against Spurs, while Chelsea take on Bournemouth and Middlesbrough play Burton.
Arsenal vs. Blackpool - Football Match Report
Wenger, who did not sound bitter about the manner of his 22-year reign coming to an end last season, said: "I am a supporter". Arsenal and Chelsea have progressed into the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.
Rested Raptor Leonard wears out 76ers
With all but two of those points coming before the fourth, Valanciunas actually outscored Embiid 21-20 through three quarters. Leonard is one of only 17 qualified players shooting above 45 per cent from deep while taking more than four threes per game.
Australian mare Winx wins record fourth Cox Plate
Waller says Australia's favourite horse will be sent for a spell with staff keeping a very close eye on her. But, when asked how she pulled up, Chris Waller tells Alan Jones his horse is doing just fine.
Pakistan frees woman facing death penalty for blasphemy
Pakistani police officers stand guard outside the supreme court in Islamabad, Pakistan , Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Two years later, the appeal was heard earlier this month and the CJP Nisar-led bench reserved its verdict.
PM to dedicate Statue of Unity to the Nation
Three Indian Air Force planes flew past the Patel figure and created the tricolour in the sky after Modi inaugurated the giant. The PM said that his government would pay "true homage" to the leader by dedicating " Statue of Unity " to the nation.