Svalbard reindeer rebounding better than hoped after nearly going extinct

Svalbard reindeer rebounding better than hoped after nearly going extinct

Reindeer and caribou populations have been declining dramatically over the past few decades. But one subspecies of reindeer seems to be doing better, anew study has found. The wild Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), which lives in the harsh archipelago of Svalbard off Norway in the Arctic Ocean, was nearly hunted to extinction in the […]

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