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
YOUR FAT ASS!”