Lawes: Let’s give urban wildlife a voice in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen

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By Debbie Lawes, Anouk Hoedeman and Donna Dubreuil, Ottawa Citizen, November 7, 2016

One of Ottawa’s greatest natural treasures is its abundance of wildlife. You don’t have to go far in urban or suburban Ottawa to see hundreds of species of local, migratory and even Species at Risk birds, in addition to deer, raccoons, beaver, foxes, porcupines, turtles, frogs … the list goes on.

Several studies have found that human health is intrinsically linked with biodiversity and ecosystem health. So we have a vested interest in maintaining wildlife populations of all species, and protecting enough habitats to sustain them.

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