Caribou and the North: A Shared Future by Monte HummelCaribou and the North: A Shared Future by Monte Hummel

Caribou and the North: A Shared Future

byMonte Hummel, Justina C. RayForeword byRobert Redford

Hardcover | August 18, 2008

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"If the caribou die, then we die." These few words speak eloquently to the significance of caribou for northern peoples. They were spoken not by a wise old chief, but by a 13-year-old Dene youth in 2007 during a hearing regarding uranium exploration on the caribou wintering grounds.

Right now there is urgent, widespread concern about the future of the most central of species: caribou. Caribou and the North brings both the facts and the feelings of the current situation to a North American readership. The writers look at why we need to conserve the caribou, the threats that have faced caribou in the past, present, and future, and the actions that we can take. Also included is an appendix with up-to-date information on the range, movements, habitats, numbers, population trends, and key threats to caribou in North America.

Justina C. Ray is the director of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the Royal Ontario Museum. She lives in Toronto. Monte Hummel has served on the boards of many Canadian...
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Title:Caribou and the North: A Shared FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 8 × 1 inPublished:August 18, 2008Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550028391

ISBN - 13:9781550028393

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arctic Review This reader-friendly tome is the best current review of what is happening to caribou across North America ... the attractive multicolored maps convey a wealth of current information ... Anyone interested in the conservation of caribou in North America should purchase this book ... It is a reliable and current overview of one of the major conservation issues in North America.
Date published: 2009-06-15

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