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Northern Futures: Protecting caribou in Nunavik

The caribou is an iconic creature of Quebec's North. The population of the George River herd hit a peak of a million animals in 1990, but just over 20 years later, it's down to just 50 thousand.

Now, with the increased mining and forestry development expected under Quebec's Plan Nord, some researchers are wondering how the caribou population might be affected.

Quebec AM's Ainslie MacLellan speaks with Steeve Côté, one of the lead researchers with the Caribou Ungava program, about what's causing caribou populations to decline.

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Tune in to Quebec AM tomorrow morning at 6:40 to hear what some people in Kangiqsualujjuaq are doing about the decline in caribou. And check out more stories from our Northern Futures series.