Half of Canada’s monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

September 17, 2017

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/15/canada-wildlife-study-decline-living-planet-report

New report paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2 million lakes. A new analysis looking at the long term trends of more than 900 species of wildlife in Canada has found that half of them have seen their populations decline, including several species already listed as threatened or endangered in the country. The Living Planet Report Canada, released on Thursday by World Wildlife Fund Canada, paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2m freshwater lakes. Related: Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink Climate change is being witnessed in the Arctic at a rate really not seen elsewhere in the world Related: Why do endangered right whales keep dying off the coast of Canada? Continue reading…

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