Grey partridge (Perdix perdix) UK Farmland birds in the UK, such as Grey partridge, have declined by 50% between 1970 and 2012 mainly due to changes to intensification of farming Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Grey partridge (Perdix perdix) UK Farmland birds in the UK, such as Grey partridge, have declined by 50% between 1970 and 2012 mainly due to changes to intensification of farming Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) South Atlantic Ocean  Wandering albatross populations have dropped rapidly, due to being birds getting snared by long line fisheries. One population, from Bird Island, South Georgia, declined by 50% between 1972-2010. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) South Atlantic Ocean Wandering albatross populations have dropped rapidly, due to being birds getting snared by long line fisheries. One population, from Bird Island, South Georgia, declined by 50% between 1972-2010. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Costa Rica	 The Leatherback turtle has declined in both the tropical Atlantic and Pacific. For example, it declined by 95% between 1989 and 2002 in Las Baulas National Park in Costa Rica. This was principally due to turtles being drowned in fishing nest, but property development around the nesting beaches added to pressure. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Costa Rica The Leatherback turtle has declined in both the tropical Atlantic and Pacific. For example, it declined by 95% between 1989 and 2002 in Las Baulas National Park in Costa Rica. This was principally due to turtles being drowned in fishing nest, but property development around the nesting beaches added to pressure. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) West and Central Africa Rapid deforestation by loggers has left forest elephants with just 6% of their historic range. The population size declined by more than 60% from 2002-11, primarily due to rampant poaching for ivory. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) West and Central Africa Rapid deforestation by loggers has left forest elephants with just 6% of their historic range. The population size declined by more than 60% from 2002-11, primarily due to rampant poaching for ivory. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Ionian sea, Greece This dolphin has been in decline in the Mediterranean sea since the 1960s. Between 1996 and 2007 numbers declined in the Ionian sea from 150 to 15 individuals. Overfishing in the area is thought to have reduced the amount of available prey Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Ionian sea, Greece This dolphin has been in decline in the Mediterranean sea since the 1960s. Between 1996 and 2007 numbers declined in the Ionian sea from 150 to 15 individuals. Overfishing in the area is thought to have reduced the amount of available prey Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

African lion (Panthera leo) Ghana In Ghana’s Mole National Park, the lion population has declined by over 90% over 40 years. This is thought to be due to the killing of lions seen as a threat by local people. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

African lion (Panthera leo) Ghana In Ghana’s Mole National Park, the lion population has declined by over 90% over 40 years. This is thought to be due to the killing of lions seen as a threat by local people. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) Bangladesh Populations of the endangered Hoolock gibbon in Bangladesh fell by more than 50% from 1986-2006, as their forest habitat was felled. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) Bangladesh Populations of the endangered Hoolock gibbon in Bangladesh fell by more than 50% from 1986-2006, as their forest habitat was felled. Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970

Jaguar along riverbank, Matto Grosso, Pantanal, Brazil.

'The Pantanal is national heritage': protecting the world's largest wetlands

Jaguar along riverbank, Matto Grosso, Pantanal, Brazil.

Pantanal, Brazil. A hyacinth macaw in flight.

'The Pantanal is national heritage': protecting the world's largest wetlands

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