Pronghorn praise

Canadian Geographic - - ENGAGING WITH US -

I en­joyed the mov­ing and deeply per­sonal “For the love of pronghorns” (May/june). Hav­ing been priv­i­leged to watch pronghorns on the Prairies, I am grate­ful that the slide into ex­tinc­tion was averted just in time. I know it’s very un­likely that we will see mil­lions of pronghorns roam­ing the Prairies again, but I do be­lieve that we should be care­ful in our choice of words to de­scribe their cur­rent sta­tus. The pronghorn is in­deed “a species brought back from the brink.” In that, it’s a suc­cess story — but it’s very far from a full re­cov­ery, which might not even be pos­si­ble, as the pronghorn is still fac­ing great chal­lenges. Thanks for bring­ing this story to the world’s at­ten­tion.

Stéphane Menu Wiar­ton, Ont.

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