WWF Report: What the health? Missing data in Canada’s freshwater

Extract from October 20th “Fieldnotes” WWF-Canada’s newsletter about evidence-based work finding solutions in the face of the unprecedented crises of wildlife loss and climate change.

“Canada’s abundance of freshwater is a national treasure. It sustains our wildlife, nourishes our communities and waters our crops. It restores and reinvigorates us — whether we’re enjoying a quiet paddle across the surface or splashing about on a hot day. As a country that contains one fifth of the world’s freshwater supply, we have a responsibility to safeguard it and protect our watersheds for the wildlife and people that rely on it.   But Canada’s lakes and rivers are facing major threats from pollution, overuse, alteration of flow, invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation, and, increasingly, climate change and biodiversity loss. The latest international Living Planet Report shows that freshwater species have declined by 84 per cent, on average, between 1970 and 2016.”
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