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Rise of the synanthropes

Synanthropes: wild animals that live near and benefit from humans. An exploration of why some species thrive among us, and how urban planners are managing their increasing numbers. 

  • Feb 12, 2018
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Studies have shown that when woodlands are converted to suburbs, the crow population rises by 300 per cent because manicured lawns and high, leafy trees are a crow’s ideal habitat. (Photo: Jim Walling/Can Geo Photo Club)
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Studies have shown that when woodlands are converted to suburbs, the crow population rises by 300 per cent because manicured lawns and high, leafy trees are a crow’s ideal habitat. (Photo: Jim Walling/Can Geo Photo Club)
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Studies have shown that when woodlands are converted to suburbs, the crow population rises by 300 per cent because manicured lawns and high, leafy trees are a crow’s ideal habitat. (Photo: Jim Walling/Can Geo Photo Club)
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Studies have shown that when woodlands are converted to suburbs, the crow population rises by 300 per cent because manicured lawns and high, leafy trees are a crow’s ideal habitat. (Photo: Jim Walling/Can Geo Photo Club)
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