Living Planet Report 2018 launched

The report was launched on December 3 during the first International Mahseer Conference

Paro: The Living Planet Report 2018, first published twenty years ago is a science-based assessment of the health of our planet tracking the state of global biodiversity. It provides its readers with the latest science and figures on the state of our planet and is a critical advocacy and communications tool to galvanise actors across the board, governments, businesses, institutions and individuals to act for the planet.

The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor and Mr. Michael Philipp from the Fisheries Conservation Foundation, USA launched the report published by WWF, Bhutan.

According to the Country Representative, WWF Bhutan, the report reminds us that we are living through the great acceleration, an unique event in a four and half billion year history of our planet exploring human population and economic growth driving unprecedented planetary change through the increased demand of land, energy and water. He added that the key component of the report shows an average rate of change over time across the set of species population.

More than 50 experts from academia, policy, international development and conservation organisations have contributed to this edition. The report further highlights the need for a new global deal for nature and people to addresses the crucial questions of how to feed a growing population and restore nature.



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