Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why Have Reindeer Never Become An Endangered Species?

 1884 black and white relief line-block print of a man hunting reindeer in the Nenet territory of arctic Russia.



Since man first layed eyes on them, and drew pictures on their cave walls, reindeer have never come close to becoming extinct.  Why?  Because man farmed them, and used them, hunted them and ate them.  No hunting, with a couple of rare exceptions, does not lead to extinction.  Loss of habitat does.  Over population with out removal of individuals, leads to overpopulation.

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