World Wildlife Fund reports 58% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

According to a report today in the Seattle Times, wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970.

It cites human population growth– and loss of habitat and freshwater resources as principal causes.  Here’s the link:

Ironically, the local NPR radio affiliate WFYI ran a report by the Marion County Coroner’s office on local mortality rates, citing the relatively high rates for some population segments.  “Cry me a river”.

Recalling the pointed lament on a t-shirt sold in the now-closed local retailer Eco-Shop in Indianapolis:

“Plants and animals


To make room for



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