Due to adverse factors, the population of mammals, reptiles, bears and particularly birds has gone downhill. WWF recently showed concerned on this matter and stressed that the ‘regular’ measures need to be upgraded if we want to preserve wildlife. The environmentalists also focused that overexploitation of the planet’s resources and the food system is the biggest culprit in distressing the environment.
Tony Juniper, WWF’s executive director said: “Right now the destruction of nature is seen as the price of development, and we cannot continue like that.”
In a report, they mentioned that British animals like puffins and hedgehogs have also fallen in the category of exotic species like polar bears and elephants and this is, in fact, a very serious issue. The report was analysed across 16,704 populations of 4,005 animal species, and an average of 60 per cent decline was recorded.
Tanya Steele, chief executive at WWF said: “We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last one that can do anything about it. The collapse of global wildlife populations is a warning sign that nature is dying. But instead of putting the world on life support, we’re using a sticking plaster.”
But, according to Professor Ken Norris, director of Science at Zoological Society of London, despite such hazardous changes, ‘there is still some hope’; he said: “We have an opportunity to design a new path forward that allows us to co-exist sustainably with the wildlife we depend upon.”
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