Caribou

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Subject:
Ecosystems
Grade:
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Caribou

Why are the population decline?-Climate change-Everexploitation-Industrial development

Caribou''Rangifer Tarandus''

Physical Description-Dark brown in the summer grey in the winter.-Antlers (rack)-Light underside.

HerbivoreIn the winter: Mosses, lichen and mushrooms.Summer: Grass and plants

Herds have declined up to 80%

Average life span of 15 yearsAverage of 4-5 ft from shoulder to rear.

Theit role is too keep vegitation in check so that it soesn't overgrow.

They are also the prey (food) for polar bears and grey wolves.

Over Exploitation(hunt)

What is being done to adress the issue?-Trying to protect and preserve as much of their habitat as possible-Putting up high fences on the highway-And to edjucate the public

PopulationManitoba- 2,500Newfoundland-3,000Northwest Territories 6,000Nunavut- 6,000Ontario- 5,000Quebec supports more that 25%!Saskachewan- 4,000


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