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WWF Living Planet Report 2010 – Tropics in Decline as Natural Resources Exhausting Fast

Gland, Switzerland – Living Planet Report 2010, a biennial report, produced by World Wife Fund for Nature (WWF), in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Global Footprint Network (GFN), uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of almost 8,000 populations of more than 2,500 species. The global Index shows a decrease by 30 per cent since 1970, with the tropics hardest hit showing a 60 per cent decline in less than 40 years.

“There is an alarming rate of biodiversity loss in low-income, often tropical countries while the developed world is living in a false paradise, fuelled by excessive consumption and high carbon emissions,” said Jim Leape, Director General of WWF International.

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