WWF 2018 Living Planet Report and the Carpathian perspective

The WWF released on 30. October 2018 its 2018 Living Planet report concluding that humans have wiped out 60% of wildlife populations in just 40 years. The global situation is reflected in the Carpathian Mountains as presented in their common statement the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme (WWF DCP) and the Science for the Carpathians (S4C).

The high biological diversity of the Carpathians faces growing pressures. Never has there been a greater need for forests protection and sustainable management. With expanding and widespread intensification of land use and infrastructure development, a growing challenge is to manage the Carpathians sustainably – to maintain their biological diversity, to minimize fragmentation of natural ecosystems and to secure the ecological connectivity across the region’s landscapes.

The statement points to the results of the Forum Carpaticum conference that recently took place on 15-18 October 2018 in Eger in Hungary.

More details on the Carpathian situation can be found at WWF portal.

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