World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago.

The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%.

Populations of freshwater species have suffered an even worse fall of 76%.

BBC News

Last updated on 13 November 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Brazil
Rwanda
United Kingdom
Region: 
Africa
Europe
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals