The threats to biodiversity and species are rising in importance in 2020 and are on track to reach a new high of 2 billion tonnes.
The report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that 1,081 species of birds and other animals will be threatened with extinction by the end of the century, and more than 1,000 species of plants and animals will also be threatened.
This includes 622 new species, which will be on the list of the most threatened globally, it said.
The world’s largest terrestrial species – the elephant – has been decimated by over 7,000 square kilometres (1.3 million square miles) of deforestation.
In addition, nearly 90 per cent of the world’s species of amphibians and reptiles are threatened.
The report says the threat to biodiversity in 2020 is set to increase by 1,200 per cent, while the threat from habitat destruction, degradation and fragmentation is projected to increase 575 per cent.
The number of species and species of animals on the IUCN Red List has increased from 6,898 in 2016 to 12,738 in 2020, according to the report.
The total number of recognised species of wild animals is projected at 2.2 billion by 2020.
The global total of recognised taxa is estimated at 2,947,000.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that global biodiversity is projected by 2020 to be at its highest level since 1990, when the first list was created.
It said that the numbers of species in danger are also increasing.WWF projects that by 2020, the number of threatened species will rise to 5.6 billion.
“We’re already in the first stage of the recovery of the species and the world is now entering a new era of species conservation,” WWF Executive Director Peter Wootton said in a statement.WWFs Director General John Birtle said: “The increase in biodiversity and biodiversity-related problems is not going to stop, and we will see the loss of species even more than we already have.
The IUCNs biodiversity and endangered species reports have shown that we need to do more to reduce the damage to biodiversity that is being caused by human activity.””
But we also need to take action to protect biodiversity from extinction.
We have seen a clear and growing need for more targeted measures to combat the threat of habitat loss, fragmentation, and fragmentation of wildlife habitats,” he added.WWf’s report also said that climate change and the effects of climate change are projected to have a significant impact on the global wildlife population by 2020 with 1,100 species of wildlife, including more than 7,500 species of mammals, expected to be affected.
“Climate change is already having a serious impact on biodiversity, with a rapid loss of habitat and biodiversity hotspots,” said WWF’s John Burt.
“It will be even worse for species in our oceans, where there is already evidence of species extinction due to climate change,” he said.
“As more people are exposed to these changes, there will be more threats to the species that live on our planet.”WWF’s World Wildlife Fund has launched a new campaign to fight climate change, calling for action to reduce carbon emissions, improve biodiversity and protect the planet.
The campaign will launch on September 15 and includes more than 60,000 campaign posters in 70 countries.