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Figuring Out the Problem of Dwindling Caribou

Scientists still have no clear answers as to why the George River Caribou is in such dramatic decline. Numbers released last week show the herd now numbers only 27 thousand animals. That’s down from 74 thousand in 2010. For some sobering perspective, you just have to go back to the late 1980’s, when there were 800 thousand animals. Steve Cote is a Quebec biologist who studies the George River herd. He spoke to Labrador Morning’s John Gaudi.

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