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Feds ap­plaud WWF re­port

Canada’s Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change and a na­ture con­ser­va­tion group are ap­plaud­ing WWF Canada’s re­port that high­lights the need for more ac­tion to save the coun­try’s wildlife, but say there are signs of progress as well. Half of mon­i­tored species are de­clin­ing at an alarm­ing rate, ac­cord­ing to the re­port re­leased Thurs­day, which in­cludes data on more than 900 species. The Min­istry says it has al­ready started work­ing on sev­eral rec­om­men­da­tions. For in­stance, staff have cut the back­log of species wait­ing to be listed un­der the Species At risk Act by half, said Jonathan Wilkin­son, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary to En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Catherin Mckenna.

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