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Monday, July 30, 2007

Interesting article

Obligatory disclaimer...

This is worth a read.

Arctic players poles apart on bears, caribou

Inuit fight Canadian, U.S attempts to declare species endangered

Archie McLean, The Ottawa Citizen

Published: 7:28 am

In December, the United States announced it would consider listing the polar bear as "threatened" under its Endangered Species Act.

Six months later, federal Environment Minister John Baird took the first steps towards putting the Peary caribou -- a small, pale Arctic ungulate -- on Canada's list.

Inuit were outraged. Pitseolak Alainga, a hunter based in Iqaluit, has a message for the Americans and others who would tell the Inuit how best to manage their wildlife.

"Don't worry about it," he says. "They are being taken care of by the people who have looked after them for hundreds of years."

Check out the rest of the article. A prime example of just how 'not-simple' things can be!

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