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David Fix
37. by David Fix on July 02, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Russian fur traders of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thinking ahead (sort of) deposited nonnative Arctic Foxes on nearly every one of the Aleutians on which the birds of that form nest. The result was that, by the 1960s, these geese were reduced to a few hundred--which had lived on a couple of islands the fur traders hadn't dumped foxes on! Through the tedious work of island-by-island fox removal and a closed season (until a couple years ago), the recovery program has now brought them back to around 100,000 and the subpecies is no longer considered Endangered. Further growth of the population may well be limited simply by full occupation of the islands they nest on.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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