India is part of the list of nations that faces grave threat to soil biodiversity as per the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas prepared by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The reasons for threat include pollution, over-grazing,nutrient overloading, intensive agriculture, fire, soil erosion, desertification and climate change. Soil biodiversity includes presence of micro-organisms, micro-fauna (nematodes, tardigrades) and macro-fauna (ants, termites and earthworms). According to the report, the two key drivers of biodiversity loss were the overexploitation of natural resources and agriculture. The findings were part of the Living Planet Report 2018, a bi-annual report of World Wide Fund for Nature.