Caribou thrive near Alaska’s largest oil fields
When the Alaska Department of Fish and Game last took a count in July 2002, the Central Arctic caribou herd was thriving. The results of an aerial photo census pegged the herd population at 31,857 animals, up from 27,128 animals in 2000, an increase of 4,729 animals or 17 percent.
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537 percent increase over 28 years
Four herds share North Slope
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