Marine Print: How Conservation Groups Are Trying to Fatten Up Newfoundland Moose

The state of Newfoundland and Labrador is home to thousands of gray moose, many of which can grow over a foot in length. Conservationists have been taking matters into their own hands for years…

Marine Print: How Conservation Groups Are Trying to Fatten Up Newfoundland Moose

The state of Newfoundland and Labrador is home to thousands of gray moose, many of which can grow over a foot in length.

Conservationists have been taking matters into their own hands for years in an effort to thin the herd. But what makes this a particularly aggressive assault is the fact that moose often trek miles and miles away from northern zones to find food at ranches and farms — something that has been highlighted in a new book by University of British Columbia wildlife scientist Dan Smith.

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This edition of Marine Print focuses on the conservation and preservation of moose across Canada. Our feature writers will feature the story of a moose sent to a rehabilitation clinic; an attempt by two young fish to overcome fetal alcohol syndrome; a man who is giving up his job to become an artisanal slaughterhouse owner; and a decision to cull up to half of the moose herd in the wake of an outbreak of brucellosis.

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