This amazing statistic from The Living Planet Index goes on: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends and at the current rate all species would be totally gone before 2050.
Below is a snippet of the carnage around the world in just the last few days.
SAPO24 reported, more than two dozen pilot whales died after they hit the coast on two beaches on the Cape Verdean island of Maio, in an environmental disaster that is all too common around the world recently.
A biologist explained that the foundation received the alert at the end of the day, having moved teams to the place, where they found the whales already dead.
Yahoo7 reported Wednesday of mysterious deaths of pelicans, turtles and fish creates with a reporter claiming it was difficult to see the water from dead foul smelling fish.
The dead and dying creatures have been found around Bushells Lagoon, near Wilberforce northwest of Sydney in Australia.
Most put it down to a combination of unusually high water temperatures, and pollution.
54 dolphins were found stranded in the Bay Of Lapaz, Baja, California Sur Tuesday according to El Universal.
Experts and helpers tried in vain to save the dolphins but 24 died.
11 dolphins have been found dead along the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico.
As usual in these circumstances, officials are left puzzled as to why the dolphins are dying and are busy trying to find a reason for the deaths.
Last week Tempco.com reported, 160-tons of tilapia fish were scattered in and around Maninjau Lake in Indonesia.
The reason for the deaths is unknown but some local experts believe the water was poisoned by sulfur from a nearby volcano.
According to another expert, these fish died due to high winds which hit the area resulting in the fish rising to the surface of the Lake, which depleted the oxygen.
Infocielo reported Wednesday, Mystery and controversy: What happened to the fish in Laguna de Lobos Buenos Aire Argentina?
The lack of rain throughout the province of Buenos Aires, plus the high summer temperatures have caused a shocking amount of fish to die along the banks of the lagoon.
Also in Argentina, thousands of fish were found dead on the Florentino Canal Cordoba, about 10 kilometres south of the town of El Fortin in Cordoba, in the department of San Justo.
The striking images with the fish floating on the water were seen on Thursday morning and according to specialists is a phenomenon called eutrophication, caused by three natural factors such as high temperatures, lack of oxygenation in water and low current.
Last month's unseasonably cold temperatures caused the deaths of 35 manatees across Florida, five times as many as last January, according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Total manatee deaths, including those killed by boats, was 87, more than double last January.
Mass animal deaths 2018