Over 60 wildlife species at risk in Canada’s changing North

WHITEHORSEMay 1, 2017 /CNW/ – Atlantic Walrus and Eastern Migratory Caribou are at risk of extinction. So concluded the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), which met in WhitehorseApril 23-28. The number of Canadian northern wildlife species considered to be at risk now stands at 62.

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“A new area of study is the field that some of us are beginning to call social traps.
The term refers to situations in society that contain traps formally like a fish trap,
where men or whole societies get themselves started in some direction or some
set of relationships that later prove to be unpleasant or lethal and that they see
no easy way to back out of or to avoid.”
John Platt. Social Traps. American Psychologist, August 1973
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“Booms have consequences.”
Grant, James. Money of the Mind : Borrowing and Lending in America from
the Civil War to Michael Milken. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1992
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“It is no coincidence that the deepest and most protracted recessions in
recent decades have taken hold in countries that experienced booms …”
The Economist, July, 2001

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