Global Warming Threatens Caribou

This video segment depicts how climate change is impacting the migration of Canada's barren-ground caribou. Changes in the plant community and tree lines will change the prime habitat for some herds of caribou. Caribou are faced with adapting to these barrens shrinking, often with serious consequences.

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National Film Board of Canada
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Adapted from Arctic Mission: Lords of the Arctic, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Students could be encouraged, as a result of this video segment, to explore other animals faced with climate change-induced habitat challenges and plot them out on a map to see where climate change is having an impact and on what kinds of animals.