Prov­ince sur­vey­ing wood­land cari­bou herds

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Pop­u­la­tion sur­veys of sev­eral wood­land cari­bou herds in the prov­ince will be car­ried out over the next few weeks.

The sur­veys will take place around Deer Lake, Baie Verte and north along the North­ern Penin­sula to St. An­thony.

It in­cludes the Gre­gory Plateau, Aides Lake, Hamp­ton Downs, Great North­ern Penin­sula, Gros Morne and St. An­thony cari­bou herds.

A num­ber of cari­bou will be marked us­ing a highly vis­i­ble red paint as part of the sur­vey.

Nei­ther the mark­ing of the cari­bou, nor the paint it­self, poses any harm to the an­i­mal, how­ever. The red mark­ing will dis­ap­pear when the marked an­i­mals lose their win­ter coat in the spring.

A low-level fly­ing air­craft will be used in the area to con­duct the cen­sus, which will last un­til the end of March.

TC ME­DIA FILE PHOTO

Pop­u­la­tion sur­veys of sev­eral wood­land cari­bou herds in the prov­ince will be car­ried out over the next few weeks.

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