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Caribou cams show calf birth, herd behaviour in Nunavik – NunatsiaqOnline

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201723 Views

April 03, 2017

Caribou Ungava project uses camera collars to track Leaf River herd

There is a lot of close-up tundra munching, baby grooming, forward movement and panning left and right across the landscape. There’s even underwater footage of skinny legs paddling through blue-green water.

It’s what you might expect from a caribou cam.

Wildlife biologists from Université Laval’s Caribou Ungava research project have been seeking answers as to why the Leaf River caribou population in Nunavik has steeply declined in recent years.

In March 2016, they decided to outfit some pregnant female caribou with camera collars as a way to gauge how many calves are surviving to the fall and maybe get some clues as to why.

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