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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Reindeer cull

Level: Advanced / C1

Here's another story about the damage done by introduced species. This time it is reindeer (caribou) on the island of South Georgia.

Read this BBC news report and answer the following questions:
1) How many reindeer are on South Georgia?
2) When were they introduced?
3) Who will be doing the cull?
4) How many people live on South Georgia?
5) Which other animal is being culled on the island?

Also see the lesson on Himalayan balsam for more about invasive species.


Answers below!




ANSWERS!


1) 3,000
2) 1911
3) Sami herdsmen from Norway
4) None (no permanent residents)
5) Rats

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