Gap Fill - Wildlife Loss - Level 2


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Wildlife is disappearing at a faster than at any before. The new "Living Planet Report" from the World Wildlife Fund says the world's wildlife dropped by 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014. It warned : "Earth is losing at a rate seen only during mass extinctions." Most of the decline is because of "exploding human ". There are more humans on this . We are eating more, overfishing, cutting down trees for , consuming more, and using more energy and natural . This has led to a loss of habitat for animals.

The report says that only a of the world's land is untouched by humans. Human has greatly affected animals on three-quarters of Earth. Researchers tracked 4,000 of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. The is worst in South and Central America, which has seen an 89 per cent loss of wildlife in four . The WWF wrote: "The decline in wildlife a [depressing] ...of the we [put] on the planet." It warned: "We can be the that had its and failed to act; that let Earth slip away."

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