Land use change major cause behind biodiversity loss, finds WWF report
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India, Sept. 10 -- Asia Pacific region lost 45% of its vertebrate population in four-and-half decades, while the global average was 68%
The world is steadily losing its vertebrate population due to enormous changes in land use patterns, according to the Living Planet Report 2020 published on September 10. The Asia Pacific region lost 45 per cent of its vertebrate population in four-and-half decades, while the global average is 68 per cent .
The biennial report, prepared jointly by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London, is based on the global dataset analysed between 1970 and 2016.
Experts, however, pointed out that at a gross scale, the impact may be severe in countries such as India that have significantly high bi...
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