WWF-Canada Living Planet Report 2016

A third of sharks, rays and skates are estimated to be threatened with extinction primarily because of overfishing. © naturepl.com / Doug Perrine / WWF
A third of sharks, rays and skates are estimated to be threatened with extinction primarily because of overfishing. © naturepl.com / Doug Perrine / WWF

WWF-Canada recently released its Living Planet Report 2016, a publication which is produced in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London every two years and presents findings about human impact on the planet. The report examines how wildlife populations have changed over time. According to the study, a decline of 58% within earth’s vertebrae populations has occurred between 1970 and 2012. At this rate, by 2020 the decline could reach an alarming 67%, meaning two thirds of the earth’s wildlife populations will be lost.

According to this report, the most common threat to land based species is habitat loss and degradation. At TPH, we have always strived to do our part to help offset our environmental footprint and help Canadian forests. We do this through our commitment to sustainable practices, including purchasing paper from responsible sources from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials. We can work together to source paper that helps prevent harmful forest degradation.

While Canada has a wealth of natural resources, it also has one of the largest ecological footprints in the world. The Living Planet Report paints a challenging picture, but should also challenge us to figure out ways to manage our impact on the planet. Canada has an important role and responsibility to play in protecting against declining global biodiversity.

Looking for ways that you can take action? Visit www.countfornature.wwf.ca to count yourself in for helping nature thrive. Conservation is up to all of us – small victories for nature take place across the country every day! Host a shoreline cleanup as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (like our team did back in July), take the Smart Office Challenge, participate in the CN Tower Climb for Nature, or contribute in other easy yet impactful ways.  

The Printing House is a proud supporter of WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund). As Canada’s largest international conservation organization, WWF has worked to protect the future of nature for half a century. We are pleased to support WWF’s efforts in conserving our planet’s natural environment.

As a result of our environmental initiatives, The Printing House was ranked the numbed one most sustainable printer in Canada by Canopy Planet. You can read more about our commitment to the environment here.