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Freshwater species populations fall by 81% between 1970 and 2012 [The Freshwater blog]

by Frédéric Magné - published on

Freshwater species populations dropped by 81% globally between 1970 and 2012, according to a new World Wildlife Fund report released today. According to the Living Planet Report 2016, this freshwater species decline is more than double that observed in land (38%) and marine (36%) populations, and population declines are predicted to continue in years to come.

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