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Report: ski resort construction causing irreversible damage to Pirin World Heritage site

Sofia, Bulgaria, Jan. 29, 2018 –  Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s most important biodiversity hotspots, has suffered irreparable damage from the construction and expansion of Bansko ski resort, reveals a WWF report published today. The analysis finds that the ski resort, approved by Bulgaria’s government in 2000, has also compromised Pirin’s long-term economic value and […]

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Report: Food and Energy Demand Drives 58 Percent Decline in Global Wildlife Populations

Oct. 26, 2016 – Global populations of vertebrates — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish — have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramatic population declines, at 81 percent. Because […]