Living Planet Report

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The Living Planet Report is published every two years by the World Wide Fund for Nature since 1998. It is based on the Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculations.

The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis, on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Humanity's demands exceed the Earth's capacity to sustain us.[1]

The 2018 report found a "decline of 60% in population sizes" of vertebrate species overall from 1970 to 2014. The tropics of South and Central America had an 89% loss compared to 1970. The 2018 report calls for new goals post-2020 alongside those of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.[2]


The first version of the Living Planet Report was published on 1998.[3] Following versions in 1999,[4] 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Living Planet Report 2016: Risk and resilience in a new era (PDF) (Report). World Wildlife Fund. pp. 1–74. ISBN 978-2-940529-40-7. Retrieved 29 October 2016. (Summary).
  2. ^ a b Living Planet Report 2018: Aiming higher (PDF) (Report). World Wildlife Fund. pp. 1–75. ISBN 978-2-940529-90-2. Retrieved 31 October 2018. (Summary).
  3. ^ Living Planet Report 1998. World Wide Fund for Nature. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  4. ^ Living Planet Report 1999. World Wide Fund for Nature. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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