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Our latest Living Planet Report tells us that wildlife populations globally have declined by 60% in less than 50 years. A shocking fact, but there is hope. We can reverse the damage and protect our planet for future generations – but only if we act now. We’ve created a special version of the report especially for young people that will help pupils learn more about the threats facing our planet and what we can all do to help protect our natural world.

The Living Planet Report for young people is FREE to download and you can also register to access our supporting classroom resources and activities by using the links below.


Show you care in our schools competition

The competition has now closed and the judging will soon be under way.

We want to say a massive thank you for taking part in the poetry competition, we have received hundreds of entries which will keep our judges busy!

To mark this special edition of our Living Planet Report, we've teamed up with our friends at First News to launch a species themed poetry competition for pupils aged 7-14. By entering, you'll stand a chance of winning a trip for your entire class to go and see Doctor Doolittle the musical, plus an exclusive meet and greet with the puppets and cast and a fantastic puppet workshop. 


Competition details Reigster your school

Living Planet Report resources

We've created a range of resources for KS2 and KS3 to help you bring the Living Planet Report into the classroom. The activities and visual aids, provide ideas and inspiration as a stand-alone topic, or as a focus for exercises and projects that explore and embed concepts relevant to a range of subjects. Register your school to access these fantastic resources.

Who is it for: Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
Materials included: Educator notes and activities, fact sheets, photo gallery, plus useful tips.

Access the resources

Even small changes can add up to big actions

What can young people do to make a difference? Here's just a few ideas...

  • Speak out! Talk about the importance of protecting nature with your friends, families and teachers.
  • Write a letter to a local politician or business and tell them about an environmental issue that is close to your heart. And don’t be afraid to ask questions!
  • Create habitats for wildlife in your school or in your own backyard (e.g. a bug hotel, rotten logs for beetles, heaps of branches and leaves for hedgehogs)
Create a Bug hotel activity