Topic– Conservation, environmental degradation
6) The findings of Living Planet 2018 Report suggests that when it comes to conservation efforts, it can not be business as usual. Analyze. (250 words)
Why this question
The article highlights the findings of the Living Planet 2018 Report and analyzes the horrors that human species has inflicted on our cohabitant species and the likely impact it is going to have. The question will help you prepare for conservation section or GS3 and changes in flora and fauna topic in GS1
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the details of Living Planet 2018 Report and explain the impact on fauna in detail. Thereafter, we need to bring out the reasons why situation has come to this and the impact it is likely to have on ecosystem. Finally, we need to provide a way forward.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain what Living Planet Report is and highlight the major finding that is – Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.
Body – discuss the findings of the report in greater detail such as the areas where the impact is severe, the reasons why situation has come down to this etc. Discuss the impact that this is going to have on ecosystem and human race. Suggest measures through which the situation can be salvaged.
Conclusion – Emphasize on the need to act on this with haste and mention way forward.