Marine Living Planet Index
27% decline between 1970 and 2003
The Marine Living Planet Index shows a greater than 27% decline on average across the four ocean basins in the period between 1970 and 2003.
Zooming into the Marine Living Planet Index
Mangroves: the indicator of ocean health
|Mangroves provide nurseries to 85% of commercial fish species in the tropics and are essential in maintaining fish stocks.
Between 1990 and 2000, in just 10 years, Asia lost more than 25% while South America lost almost 50% of their mangrove cover.