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February 18, 2016 | The Pew Charitable Trusts | Op-ed | Jennifer Lamson

Woodland Caribou

Photo: Ron Thiessen

The woodland caribou of Canada’s boreal forest are enigmatic, elusive animals. Unlike the large herds of barren ground caribou that thunder in plain sight across the open spaces of the Arctic tundra, forest-dwelling caribou are the shy sort. They keep a much lower profile in the hidden nooks of the boreal forest.

Indeed, the only time most Canadians have seen a woodland caribou is on the face of the country’s 25-cent coin, which has featured these iconic ungulates since 1937. Unfortunately, without urgent...

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