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Report: Alberta woodland caribou rapidly declining

This 2005 photo  shows part of the southern Selkirk caribou herd moving north through the Selkirk Mountains about three miles north of the Washington border.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
This 2005 photo shows part of the southern Selkirk caribou herd moving north through the Selkirk Mountains about three miles north of the Washington border. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

ENDANGERED SPECIES — There appears to be no refuge for woodland caribou, which already has become the most endangered big game species in the United States.

Report says the number of woodland caribou on the decline in Alberta
A study published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology tied a rapid decline in woodland caribou numbers to increased industrial development, and called for an aggressive campaign to protect habitat to help the species stabilize.
—Calgary Herald




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