Main threats to wildlife populations around the world, as of 2014
Main threats to wildlife populations around the world, as of 2014
The statistic above represents the primary causes of decline of wildlife population around the world that are part of the Living Planet Index. In 2014, 37 percent of the threatened species identified were threatened by exploitation through hunting and fishing.
Main threats to wildlife populations around the world, as of 2014
Percentage of wildlife threatened by.
Exploitation37
Habitat degradation/change31.4
Habitat loss13.4
Climate change7.1
Invasive species/genes5.1
Pollution4
Disease2
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Source

Release date

September 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

Every species can have up to three main threats.

Main threats to wildlife populations around the world, as of 2014
The statistic above represents the primary causes of decline of wildlife population around the world that are part of the Living Planet Index. In 2014, 37 percent of the threatened species identified were threatened by exploitation through hunting and fishing.
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