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Spring 2002

Species at Risk



Common and eider ducks are showing population declines. Measuring the chest of a polar bear.
(Photo: M. Obbard, OMNR)


M. Pauli and M. Obbard examining tranquilized bear.
(Photo: M. Obbard, OMNR)
Captive-breeding and release programs have increased falcon populations.
(Photo Courtesy of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada)


Satellite telemetry may show where females go to den and give birth.
(Photo: M. Obbard, OMNR)
Polar bears are the focus of international conservation efforts.


Leatherback turtles are now at risk of global extinction. Wildlife biologists have released 1,550 young falcons. (Photo Courtesy of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada)


DDT drastically reduced the population of peregrine falcons.
(Photo Courtesy of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada)
Caribou are threatened by global warming and loss of habitat.
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