27 October 2016

WWF: we are facing the next global mass extinction

The 2016 Living Planet report published by WWF today pulls no punches in describing the devastation to our natural world caused by human activity. The report calculates that by 2020 populations of wild vertebrate animals will have declined by nearly 70 per cent since 1970.

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Food

Sustainability Insights

Recent UN statistics confirm that the number of undernourished people in the world has been decreasing, but not fast enough to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1c) target to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015.1

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14 July 2016

Our 25th anniversary

The Optimum Population Trust (OPT) was founded by David Willey and others on 24 July 1991. Its goals were: “to collect, analyze and disseminate information about the sizes of global and national populations and to link this to a study of carrying capacities and inhabitants’ quality of life in order to support policy decisions.”

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The JOURNAL OF POPULATION Matters Issue 1 Spring 2015

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The JOURNAL OF POPULATION Matters Issue 1 Spring 2015

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Sir David Attenborough speech to the RSA, 2011

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Journal October 2013 Vol. 13, No 2

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Journal April 2013 Vol. 13, No 1

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OPT Journal October 2012 Vol. 12, No 2

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Journal April 2012 Vol. 12, No 1

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