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Moose 'baby boom' in the Maritimes?


Currently moose can be found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia
Currently moose can be found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia

Staff writers

December 26, 2012 — The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hoping to create a corridor that may allow the New Brunswick moose population to cross over to Nova Scotia and locate mates.

The moose is the largest extant species in the deer family (Courtesy: Summer)
The moose is the largest extant species in the deer family (Courtesy: Summer)

The fundraising program is aiming to raise $35,000 to buy a narrow strip of land between the two provinces. 

Andrew Holland of the conservation group says the Nova Scotia mainland moose has been endangered since 2003. He says ensuring corridors between the provinces may help preserve the declining population.  

According to Holland, Cape Breton moose haven't been finding their way to the mainland due to the difficulties of crossing the Strait of Canso and the population is concentrated in the north of the island.  

That means the agency is looking to New Brunswick's healthy population as a potential source of mates for the Nova Scotia moose.


With files from The Canadian Press

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