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Restoring and Protecting Valuable Fish and Wildlife Resources

on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 01:12

The loss and degradation of habitat in the Great Lakes region is an urgent concern. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have been significantly altered due to human settlement, farming, development and other activities. The Great Lakes region has lost more than half of its original wetlands and 60 percent of its forest, and retains only small remnants of other habitat types such as savannah or prairies.