EARTH has lost a staggering 60 percent of its wilderness populations since 1970, a bleak new report has revealed. But…
EARTH has lost a staggering 60 percent of its wilderness populations since 1970, a bleak new report has revealed.
But koala numbers in Australia have fallen at an even faster pace and the beloved domestic animal is at a serious risk
The WWF Group today released its Living Planet Report, a comprehensive study that tracked 16,704 populations of 4005 vertebrates worldwide from 1970 until 2014.
It described the global decline in species – an average of 13.6 percent every 10 or a total of 60 percent – as a “cruel” result of the pressurists on nature.
Although the numbers are alarming, koalage populations along the east coast of Australia have fallen even faster, at a rate of 21
percent per decade.
The shocking statistics can be explained by another figure in the report – East Australia is one of the 11 worst deforestation fountains in the world and the only dev
“It’s a wake up call for our east coast to be displayed alongside famous forest destructive hotspots like Amazon , Congo Basin, Sumatra and Borneo, “says WWF Australia’s chief Dermot & Gorman. 19659003] Protection for livestock is listed as the main cause of forest loss, with unsustainable logging as an important secondary cause.
By 2050, koalas is likely to disappear completely from the wild in NSW, WWF Australia estimates.  The group is accused of the government’s government shaking forest protection laws and saying anything but signing the death sentences of the species.
“The government must urgently reverse its recent leaning of laws that has led to a triple of koala habitat destruction in northwestern NSW,” said Gorman.
“The quality of koalas is matched by alarming drops for many other unique Australian species that lose their forests.
” Shopping areas are welcome but will only save a fraction of koala habitat. Stronger forest protection laws are crucial. “
The Queensland government has taken measures to beef up the protection of habitats and the protection of koalor in the state, which has also seen major decreases in numbers in recent decades.
This week, the Labor Opposition in NSW announced plans to restore landslides and create new national parks, including a special coalition region on the northern coast.
It will also hold a Koala Summit to plan more effective action across the state if it will win the next election.
Globally, WWF states that The biggest driving forces for biodiversity loss are the overthrow of wild populations and the destruction of habitats.
“Nature has continually maintained and driven our societies and economies for centuries and continues to do so today,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International.
“In return, the world has continued to take nature and its services for granted, failing to act
” It is time to realize that a healthy and sustainable future for all is only possible on a planet where nature is enjoying itself and forests, oceans and rivers go against biodiversity and life. “
Living Planet Report has proposed a road map to reverse the fate of global wildlife, including ambitious protection goals.