Even with ears up and eyes peeled Mom still assumes the role of crossing guard for two adolescent Mule Deer. Great Sand Dunes National Park, 2015. So much to learn so little time.
The World Wildlife Fund just released their living planet report for 2018. Up front it seems it seem the report could well be titled the dying planet instead of the living planet report given the summary states “On average, we’ve seen an astonishing 60% decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians in just over 40 years, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018. The top threats to species identified in the report link directly to human activities, including habitat loss and degradation and the excessive use of wildlife such as overfishing and overhunting.”
You can read the full report here.
Please pass along the report to all who care and even those that may not.
Photo: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 2018.