Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion – CBC

Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202173 Views

Oct 07, 2021

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Since the 1990s, some caribou populations in Canada’s North have declined by as much as 98 per cent because of challenges exacerbated by climate change.

Caribou migrate seasonally for food and in order to give birth to calves. Sea ice is a means of travel for the caribou from the islands to the mainland, but it has decreased in stability over the years because of a warming climate.

“We know that sea ice is being very affected by the changing conditions,” said Justina Ray, president and senior scientist of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, in an interview with What On Earth host Laura Lynch.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/what-on-earth-caribou-protection-1.6203408

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