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Global Caribou Herds in Decline

June 12, 2009.

Data compiled by the University of Alberta on 58 major caribou and reindeer herds around the Northern Hemisphere shows that 34 of the herds are declining. No data exists for 16 more, and only 8 herds are increasing in number.

"If global climate change and industrial development continue at the current pace, caribou and reindeer populations will continue to decline in abundance," notes the lead researcher.

Read more from the BBC.




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