Living Planet Report

Every two years, Global Footprint Network, WWF and the Zoological Society of London publish the Living Planet Report, the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. The Living Planet Report uses the Ecological Footprint and additional complementary measures to explore the changing state of global biodiversity and human consumption. The report documents the extent of human pressure on the planet, how that compares across nations, and how it is impacting the natural world.

View the Living Planet Report 2016 Press Release

Global wildlife populations could drop two-thirds by 2020 as human demand continues to exceed the planet’s capacity

Click to view full reportThe Living Planet Report 2016, released October 27, 2016, shows that the overexploitation of ecological resources by humanity is directly contributing to the 67 percent plunge in wild vertebrate populations scientists forecast for the 50-year period ending in 2020.

The top threats to species identified in the report are directly linked to human activities, including habitat loss, degradation, and overexploitation of wildlife. According to Global Footprint Network, humanity is currently using the resources of 1.6 planets to provide the goods and services we demand each year while we only have one Earth. 

Under a business-as-usual path for the underlying drivers of resource consumption, increasing human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems is projected to exceed their regenerative capacity by about 75 percent by 2020, according to Global Footprint Network, which has collaborated with WWF on the biennial Living Planet Report since 2000.

Living Planet Report Partners

WWF
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Zoological Society of London 
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation, and educational organization. Its mission is to achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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Download or view past Living Planet Reports:

                                       
Living Planet Report 2014
English – Full Report (25 MB) | English – Summary (12 MB)  | Italian – Summary  | Spanish – Summary   | Russian – Summary  |  Chinese – Summary
 
   
The Ecological Footprint for Sustainable Living in Japan
Click here for dynamic view | HI Res (17 MB)
 
   
Ecological Footprint of the Subjects of the Russian Federation 2014
Full Report Russian (56 MB)  | Full Report English (12 MB)
 
   
Ecological Footprint and Sustainable Consumption in China 2014
Click here for dynamic view  | English (2 MB)  | Chinese (2 MB)
 
   
Living Planet Report 2012
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Africa Ecological Footprint Report
Click here for dynamic view | English (7.6 MB)
 
   
Asia Pacific Ecological Footprint 
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Ecological Footprint and Sustainable Consumption in China 2014 
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China Ecological Footprint Report 2012 
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Living Planet Report 2010 
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Living Planet Report 2008 
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Canadian Living Planet Report 2007
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Europe 2007: Gross Domestic Product and Ecological Footprint 
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Living Planet Report 2006 
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Europe 2005: The Ecological Footprint 
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Living Planet Report 2004 
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Living Planet Report 2002 
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​​Living Planet Report 2000 
Click here for dynamic view | English (1.7 MB)