During our Geography class today we had Carolyn Callaghan, who is a Ph. D senior Conservation Biologist. She came in and talked about wolf behavior and about caribous
Carolyn also brought in samples of deer legs and caribou hooves.
- Caribou can travel more than 1,000 km
- Caribou have one offspring at time
- Caribou reproduce at a slow rate
- They dig up 100 cm for nutrition
- Different behaviors of Caribou from different regions
- Caribou are an important food source for Indigenous people
- Caribou space out to survive
- How to raise awareness of Caribou endangerment?
- Why sacrifice one species for another?
- Why is caribou awareness important?
- How to raise awareness with corporations?
What I learned:
I learned that caribous can dig up to 100 cm of snow with there hooves just to to get food, and that they can only give birth to one calve at a time. Also when the calves are born they are very weak. Another thing I learned is that caribou population are declining and the wolf population are rising, which isn't good.
- What could we do to prevent the population of caribou to decline more?
- How would you help the caribou population increase again?
- Is it ethical to kill off the wolves?