North­ern Arc­tic

Canadian Wildlife - - CANADA’S ARCTIC -

Av­er­age tem­per­a­tures: from -1.5 C to 4 C in sum­mer and -31 C to -20 C in win­ter Land­scape: rolling plains and the oc­ca­sional ex­posed rock with shal­low soils; per­mafrost is con­tin­u­ous and may ex­tend to sev­eral hun­dred me­tres in depth; plant life is sparse Wildlife: Peary and bar­ren ground cari­bou, muskox, wolf, Arc­tic fox, po­lar bear, Arc­tic hare, and brown and col­lared lem­ming; this eco­zone is a ma­jor breed­ing habitat for mi­gra­tory birds such as the Canada goose Pop­u­la­tion: 16,000 peo­ple, about 80 per cent of whom are Inuit

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