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Immediate population management needed to save remaining caribou herds, study shows – Folio

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by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201929 Views


March 11, 2019

Timely, coordinated interventions work in halting demise of woodland caribou in B.C. and Alberta, say researchers.

The fate of woodland caribou rest on a varied, immediate and intense response to reduce predation rates, according to a University of Alberta-led comprehensive review of population recovery measures.

“This is a conservation emergency,” said Rob Serrouya, director of the Caribou Monitoring Unit of the U of A-affiliated Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and lead author on the study. “Four herds in B.C. and Alberta have gone extinct over the last 25 years and there are less than 3,000 woodland caribou in the study area in the two provinces.”

Read More: https://www.folio.ca/immediate-population-management-needed-to-save-remaining-caribou-herds-study-shows/

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