Bad wildlife news, good wildlife news

This video says about itself:

26 October 2016

Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, discussing the key findings of the 2016 Living Planet Report.

From the 2016 Living Planet Report:

WWF’s Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based look at the health of our amazing planet. The latest edition shows the devastating impacts humans are having on the world’s wildlife and natural world. It also shows we can solve these problems.

There is much disastrous news:

Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 percent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil, salamanders in the United States and orcas in the waters of Europe, researchers say.

The report notes some bright spots:

Tiger numbers have increased from 3,200 in 2010 to around 3,900 today. …

There are around 70 adult Amur leopards in the wild – up from 45 in 2007. …

There are around 1,860 giant pandas in the wild – nearly 17% more than in 2003. …

Better legal protection has resulted in species such as the Eurasian lynx either increasing in number or even returning to European regions that they’ve been absent from for decades.

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