Since the 1970's 60 percent of the vertebrae species in the world have been decimated by the human race and the trend continues. The Zoological Society of London and conservation group World Wildlife Fund jointly reported that world wildlife would diminish to two-thirds by the year 2020.
Most people have observed this decimation, and many believe that the way over-populating humans are consuming the world's animal life seems impossible to stop. The human race has doubled its population, now at 7.4 billion in the last sixty years.
Animals in the wild are the most affected with elephants, tigers, orangutans, and gorilla among the hapless victims. The animals of the sea, particularly the corals, considered mainstays of marine life are being devastated at an alarming rate by pollution and disease.
Constant monitoring by environmental groups keeps track of 3,700 vertebrae species among 14,000 distinct groups around the world. Changes in the population of species are recorded, calculating the rates the species are being unwittingly annihilated.
Experts believe that our world is entering another mass extinction situation with species vanishing at an unprecedented rate. There is great danger that well-established ecosystems will collapse under the onslaught of extermination by humans.
The United Nations has initiated a global pact to control climate change and is continually supporting Sustainable Development Goals concerning the conservation of natural systems. Creating awareness in government, society, and business is a significant jumpstart to keep the global conservation movement going.
Conservationists are pessimistic. Global warming has been a threat to the world, and it took 30 years for the world to act concertedly against the phenomenon.
Scientists have identified the factors that cause wildlife decline, namely over-consumption, pollution, predatory species, and diseases. As human population increases, consumption and pollution follows.
It cannot be denied that human beings are the most predatory species in the world.