Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vancouver Island marmots having trouble too...

Turns out that our harsh winter isn't just 'our' harsh winter.  Vancouver Island marmots, a critically endangered species that's being actively managed to recover the species from the brink of extinction.  A recent newspaper article describes the problems that the recovery team has faced this summer:  too much snow, bad weather, and an inability to re-introduce captive-born marmots.

Fingers crossed.  The recovery, to date, has been successful, but setbacks could be profound this summer.

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