Friday, 9 June 2017

Over 60 wildlife species at risk in Canada's changing North

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Some populations of Lake Sturgeon (above), a large, very long-lived species affected by historical 
overfishing, are now on the endangered list (COSEWIC). US Fish & Wildlife photo.
Atlantic Walrus and Eastern Migratory Caribou are at risk of extinction. So concluded the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), which met recently in Whitehorse. The number of Canadian northern wildlife species considered to be at risk now stands at 62. Details here.

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