Caribou introductions in eastern North America

  • Published source details Bergerud A.T. & Mercer W.E. (1989) Caribou introductions in eastern North America. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 17, 111-120.


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Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range

    A review of studies in 1964–1982 in Newfoundland, Canada (Bergerud & Mercer 1989) found that after translocation, 17 of 22 caribou Rangifer tarandus populations persisted for at least 1–20 years. Between 1964 and 1982, a total of 384 caribou were translocated to 22 sites in Newfoundland. Caribou populations at sites were resurveyed using unspecified methods in 1981–1982.

    (Summarised by: Phil Martin)

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