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(CBC)   Plan to relocate northern caribou to southern BC runs into trouble when entire herd dies   (cbc.ca) divider line 25
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2012-10-12 04:27:53 AM  
I herd that
 
2012-10-12 04:34:22 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Amber Heard
 
2012-10-12 04:55:03 AM  
I herd TFH in Wilfred Brumley's voice.
 
2012-10-12 05:59:06 AM  
We don't really think about it much, but animals from different parts of the world 'speak' different languages, and can't be easily moved from region to region unless they are very small.

As humans, we innately understand that languages are different, but even animals like whales and songbirds seem to have different dialects depending on where they live.

So dropping a bunch of BC caribou in an unknown area, separating the group, and introducing them into an existing herd of local caribou was just a bad idea. What if the local caribou were assholes or racists? Apparently the remaining, living caribous have decided to split up and head south to America the Land of Freedom in order to make a new, solitary life for themselves.

It's tragic.
 
2012-10-12 06:00:13 AM  
They didn't die; they 'failed to survive.' Big difference you see. It was actually their fault they didn't make it.

I didn't run over the pedestrian; he just failed to move in time.
 
2012-10-12 06:08:11 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x291]

RIP Amber Heard


Oh God, why did she have to happen? Just when I was doing so good without her.
 
2012-10-12 06:10:38 AM  
FTA: The northern caribou fanned out, apparently looking for something.

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2012-10-12 06:19:48 AM  
Sounds like this was pretty well thought out.
 
2012-10-12 06:26:01 AM  
"Caribou." There's a good, woody word.
 
2012-10-12 06:30:29 AM  
Ecologists FTW
 
2012-10-12 07:24:19 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: "Caribou." There's a good, woody word.


Not like deer. That's tinny..deer...deer...nope, too tinny.
 
2012-10-12 07:40:18 AM  
My sïster has finally beën avënged!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-12 07:42:45 AM  
I would think that would make it much easier. At least they don't run away.
 
2012-10-12 07:53:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We don't really think about it much, but animals from different parts of the world 'speak' different languages, and can't be easily moved from region to region unless they are very small.

As humans, we innately understand that languages are different, but even animals like whales and songbirds seem to have different dialects depending on where they live.

So dropping a bunch of BC caribou in an unknown area, separating the group, and introducing them into an existing herd of local caribou was just a bad idea. What if the local caribou were assholes or racists? Apparently the remaining, living caribous have decided to split up and head south to America the Land of Freedom in order to make a new, solitary life for themselves.

It's tragic.


It doesn't help that they tried to introduce northern ecotype Caribou into an area where the mountain ecotype had lived.

The Selkirk caribou herd has been in trouble for years. I remember going to a seminar in the early '70s about them. At that time, I think they were down to a population in the single figures.
 
2012-10-12 07:54:57 AM  
They have tried to reintroduce them several times in Maine, every time they have failed and have stopped trying.
 
2012-10-12 07:58:34 AM  
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RIP... um... anybody? No? Yeah me neither. Those guys.
 
2012-10-12 08:16:21 AM  
They should have just shot them and had Caribou Burgers.

It would have been cheaper.
 
2012-10-12 08:50:36 AM  
The Sami people could probably make a fortune teaching other folks how to maintain reindeer and caribou herds. Shame they don't try to market themselves to governments trying to engage in conservation and restocking efforts. Canada couldn't find its ass with both hands, a map, and a flashlight in terms of caribou management from the articles I've seen.
 
2012-10-12 09:13:47 AM  
"15 of the 19 transplanted caribou died from accidents, predators or undetermined cause"

Sarah Palin unavailable for comment.
 
2012-10-12 09:22:15 AM  
ManifestDestiny

The Sami people could probably make a fortune teaching other folks how to maintain reindeer and caribou herds. Shame they don't try to market themselves to governments trying to engage in conservation and restocking efforts. Canada couldn't find its ass with both hands, a map, and a flashlight in terms of caribou management from the articles I've seen. 

No sh*t. For some reason thinking that taking Caribou from a place where they are doing well to a place where the number are dwindling sounds well....stupid. I live in the Kootenays and the population of Caribou at places like Kootenay Pass seem like they will eventually disappear, sad, but that happens. That said, aside from the caribou, it seems as though the ungulate populations are strong and doing well.
 
2012-10-12 10:24:49 AM  
Nobody herd them coming.
 
2012-10-12 10:54:22 AM  
So they've tried this several times before with similar results. What the fark are they thinking - that it would be different this time? Is their sample size finally big enought that they'll STOP doing this madness?
 
2012-10-12 11:02:22 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We don't really think about it much, but animals from different parts of the world 'speak' different languages, and can't be easily moved from region to region unless they are very small.

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Possibly racist, likely anti-immigrant, potentially pro-dwarf?
 
2012-10-12 11:03:21 AM  

cefm: So they've tried this several times before with similar results. What the fark are they thinking - that it would be different this time? Is their sample size finally big enought that they'll STOP doing this madness?


Ladies and gentlemen, Quantitative Easing Three.
 
2012-10-12 02:22:32 PM  
It sounds like:
PROBLEM SOLVED!
 
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