One of the most breathtaking documentaries about our place in the cosmos and the voyage to new worlds ever created. The living planet index was developed to measure the changing state of the worlds biodiversity over time. The sequel to his pioneering life on earth, it is a study of the ways in which living organisms, including humans, adapt to their surroundings. I made this worksheet to accompany the living planet jungle documentary at the end of a year 8 tropical rainforests unit. The living planet report, wwf s flagship publication released every two years, is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. David attenborough examines the ways in which animals and plants adapt to their surroundings. The living planet report 2018 is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly. The living planet index and canadas species at risk act since 2002, saralisted species fell by 28%. Earths wild animal population plummets 60% in 44 years. The one thing that i would change about this documentary would be the footage of the cameras. The zoological society of london zsl manages the index in cooperation with the world wide fund. The weekly halfhour radio magazine living planet tells environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The astonishing decline in wildlife populations shown by the latest living planet index a 60% fall in just over 40 years is a grim reminder and perhaps the ultimate indicator of the pressure we exert on the planet. The living planet index lpi is an indicator of the state of global biological diversity, based on trends in vertebrate populations of species from around the world.
The living planet index the living planet index lpi is a measure of the health of global ecosystems and biodiversity, based on data showing the average change over time in the state of forest, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Figure 1 see previous page shows that the index fell by about 40 per cent between 1970 and 2000. Our success is based on providing highly effective representation including full marketing and sales support, to the very best brands in the market place. Imdb wont let me update this title, so it is complete. The 2018 living planet report is the twelfth edition of wwfs flagship publication. L iving p lanet r eport2006 wwf conserves our planet. The movement of the tectonic plates has rearranged the continents, providing everchanging conditions for living organisms, stimulating the evolution of new lifeforms. This was an equally ambitious 12part documentary that spanned the globe with portraits of each of the major geographical regions that offer a home to life. At the federal level in canada, the primary legal mechanism for protection of imperiled species is the species at risk act, or sara.
Living planet 33min documentary, short this halfhour tour around the world shows some of natures and mans most awesome works. A portrait of the earth is a bbc nature documentary series written and presented by david attenborough, first transmitted in the uk from 19 january 1984. This documentary series and the book is a follow up to his own much acclaimed series life on earth from 1979 which investigated the story of. A portrait of the earth, is the companion volume to his incredibly successful bbc nature documentary series from 1984, which portrays the diverse history of life on our planet in staggering detail. Living planet distribution is a uk company representing premium quality natural food supplements across europe. Originally broadcast in 1984, the living planet followed five years after david attenboroughs first wildlife blockbuster series, life on earth. The sequel to his pioneering life on earth, it is a study of the ways in which living organisms, including humans, adapt to. Published by wwf every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the. The wwf living planet index tracks more than 4,000 species spread across nearly 17,000 populations. The lpi can be compared to the stock market index, except that, instead of monitoring the global. The biennial report, produced in collaboration with the zoological society of london, uses the global lpi as a measure of the health of 16,704 populations of 4,005 species. Humanitys demands exceed the earths capacity to sustain us. The lpi, which measures trends in thousands of populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and. On the other hand, science has never been clearer about the consequences of.
Population sizes of vertebrate species measured by the living planet index lpi have more than halved in little more than 40 years. Living planet report 20061 wwf began its living planet reports in 1998 to show the state of the natural world and the impact of human activity upon it. I also cannot figure out how to add information about the titles of the twelve episodes, so, i will put it here, in this thread. The living planet report 2006 confirms that we are using the planet s. Living universe full space science documentary 2018. Living planet report 2016 summary 100% recycled living planet report 2016 risks our use of natural resources has grown dramatically, particularly since the biodiversity mid20th century, so that we are endangering the key environmental systems that we rely upon. The living planet index lpi is a measure of the state of the worlds biological diversity based on population trends of vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. As scientists learn more about the earths history, they are realizing that the forces which have shaped the planet have also had a profound effect on the course of evolution. Attenborough demonstrates how even in the most hostile of environments, from the volcanic furnaces of the earth to the frozen world of mountains and tundra, the arctic and antarctic, live maintains a. The living planet was the second in david attenboroughs life trilogy of documentary series. It gives the impression to have been made many years ago, which isnt necessarily a bad thing. The living planet looks at the earths major habitats and the animals and plants that inhabit them. The global living planet index the index shows a decline of around 30% from 1970 to 2008, based on 9,014 populations of 2,688 species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
The living planet index reflects the state of the planet s ecosystems while the ecological footprint shows the extent and type of human demand being placed on these systems. The worlds biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate. It is based on the living planet index and ecological footprint calculations the living planet report is the worlds leading, sciencebased analysis, on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. The first, life on earth, told the story of the evolution of the various major taxa insects, fish, reptiles, etc. Wwf s living planet report 2016 shows the scale of the challenge and what we can do about it. This is very similar to documentaries such as planet earth and other earth movies. It was a pre christmas lesson, so i added some extra activities.
A portrait of the earth is a bbc nature documentary series written and presented by david attenborough, first transmitted in the uk from 1. The living planet report is published every two years by the world wide fund for nature since 1998. The living planet index the living planet index lpi is an indicator of the state of the worlds biodiversity. Living planet distribution natural food supplements. The living planet index and the living planet report are produced by the worldwide wildlife foundation, whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. It uses timeseries data to calculate average rates of change in a large number of. Since then we have continuously refined and developed our measures of the state of the earth. The lpi has been adopted by the convention of biological diversity cbd as an indicator of progress towards its 20112020 target to take effective and. Originally broadcast in 1984, the living planet was an ambitious 12part documentary that spanned the globe with portraits of each of the major geographical regions that offer a home to life. So does the idea that vertebrate life in the oceans has decreased more than half in the past 40 years, but those are the statistics released by the world wildlife foundations 2014 living planet index. Episode 1, the building of the earth the living planet. The index of extinction risk for five major groups birds, mammals. The living planet index of global biodiversity, as measured by populations of 1,686 vertebrate species across all regions of the world, has declined by.281 219 659 227 1367 1014 386 1106 91 1530 1407 1324 522 231 266 328 757 338 973 684 1415 1032 726 726 1138 347 136 377 677 793 340 651 409 626 877 1355 990 1373 1468 156 284 1015 1338 1253 1384 1295