Over con­sump­tion threat­ens planet

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

WILDLIFE pop­u­la­tions around the world have de­clined by 30 per cent in the past four decades in the face of record over-con­sump­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources, a re­port warned to­day. The ex­am­i­na­tion of how more than 9,000 pop­u­la­tions of mam­mals, birds, rep­tiles and am­phib­ians and fish are far­ing re­veal a planet in cri­sis, with se­ri­ous im­pli­ca­tions for hu­man health, wealth and well-be­ing, con­ser­va­tion­ists said. Fresh­wa­ter crea­tures in the trop­ics have seen the worst de­clines, of around 70 per cent, while trop­i­cal species as a whole have seen pop­u­la­tions tum­ble by 60% since 1970. In Asia, tiger num­bers have fallen 70 per cent in just 30 years. Wildlife is un­der pres­sure from ever-grow­ing hu­man de­mand for re­sources, the study by WWF, the lat­est Liv­ing Planet re­port from the Zoo­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of London (ZSL) and the Global Foot­print Net­work said. * JOHNNY DEPP has re­vealed that his love scenes in Dark Shad­ows were more “sur­real” than sexy. As vampire Barn­abas Collins in TIM BUR­TON’S lat­est film, the star got to grap­ple with EVA GREEN in a dra­matic and en­er­getic se­quence. “It was more sur­real shoot­ing it than it looks on the big screen, be­cause we were on har­nesses and fly­ing about all over the room. It was more fun to make than it looks like,” “Noth­ing com­pares to the ex­pe­ri­ence, other than per­haps go­ing to war in Viet­nam” - David Cameron re­calls hav­ing to make his final se­lec­tion speech to his Wit­ney con­stituency party meet­ing. “I still have a Liver­pudlian ac­cent if I am tired or drunk” - Harry Pot­ter star Ja­son Isaacs, who tried to mod­ify his Scouse tones when he moved to London. “New York men just use women who make them­selves too eas­ily avail­able on first dates. I find it dis­gust­ing that men ex­pect sex on a first date - and they of­ten get it” - Ac­tress Shirley Leigh-wood Oakes. “We need a Tory - and no muck­ing around” - Boris John­son, Mayor of London, on his choice for the new di­rec­tor-gen­eral of the BBC.

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