Europe’s wildlife populations down by a quarter since 1970, WWF warns

Wildlife in Europe and Central Asia has suffered a dramatic population decline of 24% between 1970 and 2020 amid a “devastating” global collapse in numbers, according to WWF’s annual stock take.

by Simon Pickstone
An Iberian lynx bred as part of a conservation programme. The big cat appears in the IUCN's 'red list' for Europe. Image: Ex-situ Conservation
An Iberian lynx bred as part of a conservation programme. The big cat appears in the IUCN's 'red list' for Europe. Image: Ex-situ Conservation

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