Earth is losing wildlife at a rate than at any time in . This is according to the new "Living Planet Report" from the World Wildlife Fund. The says the global wildlife shrank by 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014. The WWF warned that: "Earth is losing biodiversity at a seen only during mass ." Researchers state that most of the in our animal population is because of "exploding human consumption". There are more and more on this planet. We are eating more, overfishing, cutting down trees for beef , consuming more, and using more energy and natural resources. This has resulted in a loss of habitat for animals.
The report estimates that only a of the world's land has been untouched by humans. This means human has greatly affected animals on three-quarters of Earth's . Researchers tracked more than 4,000 species of mammals, birds, , fish and amphibians. They say the loss of animal life is in South and Central America. These saw an 89 per cent loss in the population of vertebrates in the four decades. The WWF wrote: "The astonishing decline in wildlife population...is a [depressing] , and perhaps the ultimate indicator, of the we [put] on the planet." It warned: "We can be the generation that had its and failed to act; that let Earth slip away.