Habi­tat loss was be­hind bar­ren-ground cari­bou de­clines all along

Canadian Wildlife - - DISPATCHES -

A new study from re­searchers at three Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties has found that the dra­matic de­clines in bar­ren-ground cari­bou herds ob­served in the Cana­dian North can be at­trib­uted to a rise in min­ing due to open ac­cess poli­cies, rather than sub­sis­tence hunt­ing by Indige­nous peo­ple. Some herds have de­clined by as much as 70 per cent.

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