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Wildlife in Built-up Areas an Undervalued Part of Our Urban Ecosystems

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Wildlife in built-up areas an undervalued part of our urban ecosystems

Urban wildlife such as deer, foxes and badgers should be cherished for the ecological benefits they bring to towns and cities, rather than feared as potentially harmful pests, scientists argue in a new report.

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The defensive attitude toward wildlife must change. We’ve taken most of the productive lands for our farms and homes. If we use pesticides and fences to keep wild animals away, we help accelerate their decline.  There are many things to do to make wildlife-friendly yards while still protecting the cabbage patch.

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