GENEVA， Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Thursday warned in a new report that global wildlife could drop two-thirds by 2020 as a result of human activities.
The WWF's biennial flagship report， titled "Living Planet Report 2016"， measured trends in 14，152 monitored populations of 3，706 vertebrate species.
According to the report， global populations of fish， birds， mammals， amphibians and reptiles have already declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. This places the world on a trajectory of a potential two-thirds decline within a span of the half-century ending in 2020.
"Wildlife is disappearing within our lifetimes at an unprecedented rate，" said Marco Lambertini， Director General of WWF International.
The report identified top threats to species are directly linked to human activities， including habitat loss， degradation and overexploitation of wildlife.
For example， African elephants are severely threatened by overexploitation， habitat loss and fragmentation. New data shows that their numbers have fallen by around 111，000 since 2006， to a total of about 415，000 today.
"Biodiversity forms the foundation of healthy forests， rivers and oceans. Take away species， and these ecosystems will collapse along with the clean air， water， food and climate services that they provide us，"said Lambertini.
By providing an overview of the state of the natural world， human impacts and potential solutions， it aims to support governments， communities， businesses and organizations to make informed decisions on using and protecting the planet's resources.
Lambertini noted "We have the tools to fix this problem and we need to start using them now if we are serious about preserving a living planet for our own survival and prosperity." Enditem
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A Lotte Mart supermarket located in Chongwenmen, Beijing Photo: Huang GeGT
The general public and companies in China have taken actions to boycott South Korea-based Lotte Group amid growing angers over the company's land-swap deal with South Korean military for the deployment of US anti-missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
At a Lotte Mart supermarket in Chongwenmen, Beijing's Dongcheng district, there were just a few shoppers, most of them elderly Heren Air Force 1 Laag Grijs Kopen , when the Global Times visited it at midday Tuesday. Lotte has more than 100 such supermarkets in China, which account for 29 percent of its global share.
An employee at the supermarket, who declined to be identified, told the Global Times that the store is running as usual. "In the first few days after Lotte's decision was announced, it was hard to feel [that Chinese citizens were responding] because the supermarket's prices are relatively cheaper than its competitors nearby Air Force 1 Laag 07 LV8 Grijs Kopen ," he said. "But I think gradually we may see reduced consumer traffic."
South Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday signed a deal to exchange government land in Namyanju, Gyeonggi, with a golf course owned by Lotte in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, where THAAD is to be sited Dames Air Force 1 Hoog Blauw Kopen , the Xinhua News Agency reported.
The land-exchange deal was approved by Lotte's board of directors on Monday.
A chewing gum supplier for the supermarket surnamed Liu agreed. "If the Chinese government has taken actions against Lotte, we would be very supportive to force the company out of China," she said.
Another shopper, a 40-year-old man surnamed Ye, said he regularly shops at the supermarket. "I just heard the news today Heren Air Force 1 Laag Blauw Kopen , and I will avoid visiting again."
Although traffic at Lotte's brick-and-mortar supermarkets in China is apparently unaffected at present, Lotte's duty-free store in Seoul, capital of South Korea, has already been struggling due to a decline in Chinese visitors, according to Chinese students who are studying in South Korea.
In the past OFF White Air Force 1 Laag The Ten Wit Kopen , the store got 70 percent of its revenue from Chinese tourists.
"I used to work as a part-time Chinese sales assistant at the duty-free shop," a Chinese student surnamed Xue told the Global Times on Monday. "But since the beginning of 2017, the number of tourists from China has plunged by around 10 percent. So the manager said the store did not need to have any extra part-time Chinese assistants."
Xue also said that her Chinese classmates who served as daigou agents ferrying South Korean goods to Chinese clients have mostly declined to purchase in Lotte's duty-free shop as a way to show their strong objections. They would rather not make money than appear to accept Lotte's land-exchange deal, Xue said.
Chinese companies are also joining the boycott. Domestic e-commerce giant JD, which announced a strategic partnership with Lotte in September 2015 Air Force 1 Premium Kopen , suspended the opening of its Lotte Mart online store on Tuesday morning.
When the Global Times tried to view the South Korea brand's best-selling items on JD, some of them had been "removed from the shelves." The Lotte store under JD Worldwide was also no longer available.
Another e-commerce platform, Tmall, closed Lotte's flagship store in January.
Meanwhile, Chinese netizens have rushed to social media platforms like Weibo to express their dissatisfaction.
As of Tuesday Air Force 1 Mid Kopen , the latest post on the Lotte duty-free store's official Weibo account had received more than 20,000 comments, almost all of which called for a boycott of the South Korea brand.
"It's very simple logic … Lotte is making lucrative profits from Chinese consumers yet it is standing against us and supporting the South Korean government. In other words, the group is actually using our money to put us in danger," a Weibo user named Ranlins said.
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