Despite all that undeveloped habitat, Canadian wildlife is in sharp decline

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Ron Meador It’s with great sympathy and zero schadenfreude that I call attention this morning to Canadian research suggesting that half of that country’s wildlife species have gone into decline since 1970, with population losses averaging an astonishing 83 percent.How that compares with losses in, say, the United States is difficult to say. But the sheer scale of loss may surprise readers who assume that Canada would be immune to such trouble because of a) progressive environmental stewardship and/or b) the vast reaches of still-undeveloped land in a country where about 90 percent of the population lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border.Not so much, as it turns out. Some broad-brush findings of the Living Planet Report Canada:Some...

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