According to the WWF, most of the vanishing animals are victims of overfishing, intensive farming, habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution or manmade climate change.
The conservation charity humans are consuming about 25 per cent more natural resources than the Earth can replace.
The report comes ahead of a major UN meeting on biological diversity next week which will discuss ways of cutting the rate of loss by 2010.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
World's animal population has plummeted by a third since the 1970s