2010 WWF Living Planet Report released

The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity. The Living Planet Report relates the Living Planet Index - a measure of the health of the world's biodiversity - to the Ecological Footprint and the Water Footprint - measures of humanity's demands on the Earth's natural resources." 

WWF has released its 2010 Living Planet Report, and the document paints a worrying image of the world today, especially in terms of resource use and species extinction.

Experts say that the current rate of utilizing the planet's resources is rising to about 50 percent more than the level of exploitation the Earth can take in a sustainable manner. 

"The unprecedented drive for wealth and well-being of the past 40 years is putting unsustainable pressures on our planet," writes WWF Director General James Leape in the newly released 2010 edition of WWF's Living Planet Report.

Download the Living Planet report 2010.

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