The latest edition of WWF's report, the biggest independent conservation organization in the world, compiles worrying figures about the state of ecosystems and biodiversity on Earth. Among the many negative facts, it is especially alarming the one concerning freshwater species.
According to the Living Planet Report 2016, between 1970 and 2012, the 81% of animals that live in this kind of environments has disappeared. Among the causes, WWF points out the loss of habitats, overexploitation of species, pollution, the introduction of invasive species and diseases and climate change.
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