Living planet report 2012: biodiversity, biocapacity and better choices

The WWF released its ninth Living Planet Report, detailing the ongoing destruction of the world's environment by the predatory behaviors of rich nations, which, the report concludes, are responsible for the most drastic drop in biodiversity in poor countries in over 40 years. In effect, the LPR portrays a “state of the planet” which reveals "how the poorest and most vulnerable nations are subsidizing the lifestyles of wealthier nations." The 7% rise in the ecological footprint of rich nations is directly correlated to the 60% decrease in the footprint of poor nations because the rich ravage and exploit the natural resources of the poor, the report concludes.

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