November 17, 2011 – Source: The Ottawa Citizen
Woodland caribou on the island of Newfoundland could soon be extinct unless the government takes action to protect their habitat. The population has shrunk 66% over the last decade. In 2002 they were categorized as “threatened” under the federal Species at Risk Act. They require vast spaces of land for migration. Specific areas are used for wintering and calving in spring. They also require spacious habitat to seek refuge from their predators, which include black bears, lynx, and coyote.