Humans Have Destroyed 83 Percent of Wild Mammals
A new study finds that although the current world population of 7.6 billion people has more than doubled over the past 50 years, it represents just 0.01 percent of all life on Earth — yet throughout humans' recorded history, we've caused the loss of 83 percent of wild mammals and half of plants.
And while we've been busy decimating wildlife, we've drastically increased the livestock we raise for food. So of all mammals on Earth, 60 percent are livestock, 36 percent are human and only 4 percent are wild creatures.
Read more in The Guardian and check out the Center's Population and Sustainability program to learn more about ways you can help reverse this trend.