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Santa’s endangered reindeer need you this holiday season

Reindeer. USFWS photo

Sad news this Christmas from the Dec. 24 issue of the weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity:

On Christmas Eve, as countless kids across the world dreamed of Santa and his flying reindeer clattering across their rooftops, the real wild reindeer of the world faced a more dismal reality: population decline.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2009 “Arctic Report Card,” 18 of the Arctic’s 23 largest migrating reindeer herds are dwindling, and another study found that global populations have shrunk by 57 percent in 20 years.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
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