The 2010 edition of the Living Planet Report  presents new analyses on the health of our only planet.

It shows populations of tropical species are plummeting while humanity’s demands on natural resources are sky-rocketing.

Biodiversity has declined globally by 30% between 1970 and 2007; by 60% in the tropics.

Demand on natural resources has doubled since 1966 and we are currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support our activities.

This means that we are currently using 50% more natural resources than the Earth can sustain.

The Earth needs 1.5 years to generate the natural resources that we use in a year.


We're all part of the complex web of life on Earth - the Living Planet Report helps us understand where we fit in - and how we can help.

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