Gland/Vienna, 30 October 2018 - Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The report, released today, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate, underlining the rapidly closing window for action and the urgent need for the global community to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect and restore nature.
"The Living Planet Report clearly shows that destruction of habitats is a key threat to ecosystem health. This confirms what we are witnessing in Central and Eastern Europe, which we call the Green Heart of Europe. Fortunately, there are solutions and we are working on them already," said Irene Lucius, Conservation Director, WWF-Danube-Carpathian Programme.