Caribou and monarch butterfly designated as endangered species by Canadian committee

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From CanTech Letter:

“Canadian wildlife experts have designated both the caribou and monarch butterfly as endangered species, adding to a list of species on the brink which already includes the killer whale, the piping plover and the rusty-patched bumble bee, among others.

Meeting last week under the auspices of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) the group produced its semi-annual assessment of the health of wildlife species in the country, with experts agreeing to raise the alert on two prominent migratory species, the iconic caribou and the much-loved monarch butterfly, both of whose migratory routes have been severely impacted by human development and industry.”

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