Biologist: mining and caribou herds don’t mix

Nunatsiaq News – Nunavummiut have a choice: do they want more mining development? Or do they want to prevent the territory’s large herds of migrating caribou from disappearing? Mitch Campbell, a wildlife biologist with the Government of Nunavut, told delegates to the recent Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit that some kinds of development are just not compatible with caribou. “If we push too far, we will lose that resource and people have to be aware of this when they make decisions, ” Campbell said. “It is a choice, but people have to be cognizant of what the outcome can be.”

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