November 27, 2021

60 percent of global wildlife species wiped out

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About 60 percent of the world’s fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles have been wiped out over the last four decades largely because of human activity, researchers say. The Living Planet Report 2016 , released on Thursday, blamed deforestation, pollution, overfishing, and the illegal wildlife trade for “pushing species populations to the edge”. According to the…