Facts & Figures

Numbers never lie. The time to act is now.


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All sectors of society must become deeply engaged, especially the private sector

By 2050, 50% of agricultural land in Latin America will be subject to desertification.

Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.

In the past 60 years, 60% of the Earth’s ecosystem has been degraded.

Between 1970 and 2010, the planet has lost 52 percent of its biodiversity.

Climate Change is now responsible for 7.1% of the current declines in animal populations.

Forests are home to more than 80% of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

Every year about 12 million hectares worldwide are lost to land degradation, and the rate is increasing.

Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood including 70 million indigenous people.

Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.

Every marine animal is affected by man-made chemicals released in the water.

More than 97% of all our planet’s water is contained in the ocean

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