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And then there were 3: 'The last mountain caribou herd'

The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd is unique because it is the only one that roams the Pacific Northwest between Canada and Washington State and Idaho. Sadly, today, there are only three of the “gray ghosts" left.

Changing tundra vegetation spells change for Arctic animals

For well over two decades, scientists have kept track of the changes occurring in the Arctic tundra habitat. Ankle-high grasses and sedges have given way to a sea of woody shrubs, some growing to neck-deep heights as the climate warms.

Fresh call to protect Canadian caribou

Canadian conservation activists have called on ministers at all levels of government to put in place measures to recover Canada’s imperilled woodland caribou herds. This needs to be addressed through habitat management.

Scientist: Polar bear holds breath for 3 minutes, shatters record

A Canadian researcher recently witnessed a polar bear holding his breath for a record-breaking three minutes off of Norway's Svalbard Islands. While this is amazing, it's nothing to be happy about.

Caribou poop traded for gas money in Canada

Researchers and hunters in the Northwest Territories of Canada are encouraged to swap reindeer fecal samples for gas cards to monitor heard health of the Woodland Caribou.

Canada's Caribou habitat endangered because of climate change

The North American caribou, and in particular, the Woodland caribou found in the southern Canadian Rockies and northern America are already an endangered species. Now, there is concern over their specialized habitat disappearing, perhaps forever.

Canadian plan to kill wolves may save caribou, upset ecologists

In a move that Sarah Palin might support, Canadian officials have decided to start killing wolves. It is hoped that by lowering the wolf population, caribou numbers may rebound.

Protest hunt by Innu threatens endangered Canadian Caribou herd

About 150 Quebec Innu hunters have moved onto Labrador for a week-long caribou hunt. They are hunting in a protected area, and say they will stay to exercise their rights.

Mercury Levels Rising in Caribou In Canadian North

The federal Northern Contaminants Program in the Yukon showing increasing levels of mercury, a contaminant that has drifted into the Arctic from other parts of the world.

Study Links Global Warming to Caribou-calf Mortality

Fewer caribou calves are being born and more of them are dying in West Greenland as a result of a warming climate, according to Eric Post, a Penn State associate professor of biology

Ontario Grade 4 Students Try To Save Reindeer Population

Caribou, a.k.a. Reindeer, are having a hard time in Ontario. A Grade 4 class has undertaken a project to save them.
 

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Picture shows a hunter with caribou after being taken for a guided hunt.  The animals were brought d...
Picture shows a hunter with caribou after being taken for a guided hunt. The animals were brought down with bow and arrows in 2009.
Courtesy of Big Game Hunting Newfoundland
Caribou from Wagon Trail
Caribou from Wagon Trail
Unknown
Jasper NP  Alberta  Canada. Caribou herds in Alberta are on Crown lands.
Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada. Caribou herds in Alberta are on Crown lands.
ThartmannWiki (CC BY-SA 4.0)
woodland caribou
woodland caribou
Joseph N Hall
Reindeer  or caribou  are the only members of the deer family in which both males and females have a...
Reindeer, or caribou, are the only members of the deer family in which both males and females have antlers.
Map: Distribution of Rangifer tarandus (Caribou/Reindeer)
Red - Reindeer (orange: introduced popula...
Map: Distribution of Rangifer tarandus (Caribou/Reindeer) Red - Reindeer (orange: introduced populations) Green - Caribou
TBjornstad 11:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
A magnificent caribou.
A magnificent caribou.
Chuck Stapel
 At the Rogers Pass  Summit of the Selkirk Range  B.C.  This painting now hangs in the National Gall...
"At the Rogers Pass, Summit of the Selkirk Range, B.C." This painting now hangs in the National Gallery of Canada.
John Arthur Fraser (1838-1898)
Female Woodland caribou and calf licking salt from roadway  British Columbia.
Female Woodland caribou and calf licking salt from roadway, British Columbia.
Joseph N. Hall
Female woodland caribou and calf licking salt from a roadway in British Columbia.
Female woodland caribou and calf licking salt from a roadway in British Columbia.
Joseph N. Hall
The Peary caribou is a relatively small and pale subspecies found in the tundra of far northern Nort...
The Peary caribou is a relatively small and pale subspecies found in the tundra of far northern North America. Unsurprisingly, it is part of the group known as Tundra reindeer.
L. David Mech
Caribou licking salt from roadway in British Columbia in 2005.
Caribou licking salt from roadway in British Columbia in 2005.
Joseph N Hall (talk).
Caribou enjoying the water
Caribou enjoying the water
BCourchesne
Several reindeer live in the park.
Several reindeer live in the park.