Half The Planet’s Wildlife Has Died Off In The Last 40 Years

By Jessica Leber

The world was very different in 1970. Internet cat videos weren’t around to distract us. Millennials hadn’t yet graced the planet. Simon & Garfunkel had the biggest hit song of the year.

Another difference?

There were many, many more wild animals living on Earth--about double the number alive today, according to a comprehensive new survey from the environmental conservation group, WWF, and the Zoological Society of London.



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