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Global biodiversity has declined

The Global Living Planet Index continues to show around a 30% global decline since 1970

Scroll over the map below to see the Living Planet Index in more detail in different habitat types in tropical and temperate areas.
 
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Turning population trends into the Living Planet indices. Click on the image to enlarge.
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Glossary

Biodiversity
Shorthand for biological diversity. Variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems (CBD and UNEP).

Ecosystem
A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit.

Biome
A major portion of the living environment of a particular region characterized by its distinctive vegetation and maintained by local climatic conditions.