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Lerato Khumalo

According to the Living Planet Report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), different regions of the world have experienced different rates of biodiversity loss. The largest declines in species population loss were observed in tropical areas. According to the report, between 1970 and 2018, population losses were 18 percent in Europe and Central Asia, 20 percent in North America, 55 percent in Asia and the Pacific, 66 percent in Africa, and 94 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean.


WWF Nature Conservation Director Dr. Sedat Kalem stated that the human-induced climate crisis has caused mass deaths and the complete extinction of some species while changing the natural structure of the world, and that these losses increase with each unit of temperature increase of one tenth of a degree. Stating that according to 2022 data, the populations of vertebrate species have decreased by 69 percent in less than 50 years, Kalem said, “In other words, two-thirds of vertebrate populations have disappeared in a period shorter than human life.”