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The Sad Story of Missing and Endangered Species by The Elephant's Child

The splendid Canadian blog Small dead animals calls our attention to:

Associated Press 2009

Across the tundra 1,000 miles to the east, Canada’s Beverly herd, numbering more than 200,000 a decade ago, can barely be found today.[…]

From wildlife spectacle to wildlife mystery, the decline of the caribou — called reindeer in the Eurasian Arctic — has biologists searching for clues, and finding them.

You know, of course, what comes next —climate change, decimating species, inhuman, lugubrious  etc, etc.

Canadian Press 2011

A vast herd of northern caribou that scientists feared had vanished from the face of the Earth has been found, safe and sound — pretty much where aboriginal elders said it would be all along. …

“Many of the community people reported that elders think this is nothing new. Caribou move.”

Do read the whole thing, and bookmark Small dead animals while you’re at it. Always good sense and something interesting.

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[…] a noble one, but it is really hard to tell. Are these the only ones, or are there more over there— on the other side of the hill? Where do you look? Is there a natural predator that has grown too numerous? In this era of […]


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[…] ice. The predictions have been wrong, the globe has not warmed for over 17 years. In 2009, the Beverly herd of Caribou which numbered over 200,000 a decade previously could not be found. But a more diligent search […]


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