WWF Director-General James Leape says the consequences of this situation are "predictable and dire."
The "Living Planet" report, published every other year, calls for urgent change toward sustainable living.
The Post-Soviet Environment
THE FRAGILE PLANET: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, old environmental disasters have come to light and new ones have emerged. War, poverty, and weak central-government control have led to serious environmental problems from Eastern Europe to the Russian Far East. RFE/RL has provided extensive coverage of these important issues and of efforts to cope with them.