The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has reported that 60% of the wildlife on the planet has been erased by humans since 1970.
"We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff," Mike Barrett of WWF said. "If there was a 60% decline in the human population, that would be equivalent to emptying North America, South America, Africa, Europe, China and Oceania. That is the scale of what we have done."
Food and resources are being consumed at an enormous rate by humans, having a major impact on clean air and water that keeps wildlife and humans alive.
Natural surroundings are being depleted for farmland, this is one of the largest contributors to drastic loss of wildlife.