Elk Return to British Columbia

Elk Return to British Columbia

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Wapiti, elkElk are alive and well in the Lower Mainland of BC for the first time in a century, following the transplanting of two separate populations two years ago, the BC Ministry of Environment is reporting…

Roosevelt elk introduced at Pitt River have multiplied from a herd of 23 animals to 40 in just two years. The second elk herd has grown from 20 to 27 animals in a single season. Pleased with the success, BC conservation officials want to introduce them elsewhere. Subsistence hunting led to the disappearance of elk from the Lower Mainland in 1900.

(Thanks to GNN supporter, odiyya mark, at The Conscious Earth for submitting this good news! His blog features Earth-centered news for the health of air, water, habitat and the fight against global warming.)

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