Yes the fight here is to prevent the loss of our property values, traffic congestion, and higher taxes but it also about preserving green spaces and biodiversity.
The Island of Montreal has less than 7% forest cover, which is below the 30% critical threshold for biodiversity.
Source: Maria Dumitru, Poster Biodiversity. Click here to view document.
Source: Andrew Gonalez, Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec.
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