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Climate change a threat to moose

Published lördag 14 februari 2015 kl 11.26
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Moose and calf, Photo: TT

Rising temperatures are a threat to Sweden’s moose (or European elk) population, writes the newspaper Kvällsposten. If global warming continues, the newspaper says, the moose will be migrating north.

One danger is that higher temperatures also bring new species to an area, which increases competition for food, and can mean less nutritious milk for moose calves.

Professor Göran Ericsson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences tells the newspaper the solution lies in preserving forests. “The forest is a place of protection for the moose when it gets too warm. We may have to expect smaller moose, with calves that are skilled at adapting.”

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