Scottish species the Arctic Skua named among declining wildlife species. WWF Living Planet Report 2020 claims agriculture and over-fishing are largely to blame.
“We’re on track to wipe wildlife from the face of the planet, but nature is sending us a desperate SOS. This report makes clear that recovery can happen, but we need to place the environment at the heart of our decision-making, end harmful practices and catalyse nature’s recovery if we are to have any hope of building a safe and resilient future for nature, people and our planet. Here in Scotland that means restoring and expanding our native habitats; building farming and fishing in a way that enhances nature and reduces climate emissions, and protecting our oceans.” – Lang Banks, director at WWF Scotland.