This guest article is based on the lifelong work of biologist Dr. Vince Crichton. The short videos are an illuminating insight into the life and current status of our Canadian moose populations. The videos include sights of moose in the wild most of us will never see ourselves. As well we can learn more of the predicament of these and other wildlife in Canada today. Please note the videos are "family friendly".
The Current Status of the Moose
"This work with Dr. Vince Crichton is intended as a call to action to conserve and celebrate the moose population in Manitoba. Doc Moose showcases the beauty of moose country, especially Riding Mountain National Park, and the charming behaviours of this giant of the forest. Our goal is to engage with more stakeholders in the new year and craft a hour-long version. Doc Moose is suitable for family viewing, and please consider connecting with Electric Media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter."
Experience moose in Manitoba like never before with the world-famous Doc Moose as your guide. Get up close and personal with the challenges facing this iconic species and share in Dr. Vince Crichton’s definitive collection of rare and unusual encounters.
Episode 1: Moose in Manitoba are declining in numbers. Doc Moose draws from his forty years of service in wildlife management to introduce the issues that justify his call to action.
Episode 2: Moose have antlers. Moose do not have horns. Witness unbelievable racks and oddities from the wilds of Manitoba, as Doc Moose translates the language of antlers.
Episode 3: From tender moments to life-and-death struggles, Doc Moose will reveal the subtle and not-so subtle signs that the rutting season is in full swing in Manitoba.
Episode 4: Experience a wilderness hunt and learn from Doc Moose how we can work together to conserve the moose population in Manitoba for future generations.
Thank you Dr. Crichton from all of us who have enjoyed watching these majestic animals in their natural environment. As requested, please post this series of videos to social media.
& thanks Dr. Crichton for your many years of dedication ~ Liz
Links & References:
- John Toone, Director, Business Affairs, Electric Media
- Declining moose numbers in BC
- Other species at risk in B.C
- Ours to protect "Beautiful British Columbia"
- Young bull in Central British Columbia - Guest photo
- Book: "Changing Faces" by Judy Hoy (available through Amazon)
There may be difficulty connecting to these two links during current ongoing USA Government shutdown:
- NOAA Arctic Report Card 2018: Caribou & reindeer populations across the Arctic tundra have declined 56% from 4.7 million to 2.1 million animals over the last two decades, caused by loss of forage food, parasites, hunting, drought & climate warming
- NOAA - Arctic Report Card 2017
Note: Re "Changing Faces"
"The book is also available on-line through Amazon Books and Hoy noted that all profits from Amazon online sales of Changing Faces will go to help pay for food and medical expenses for injured and orphaned wildlife in western Montana. She said that when someone orders the book from Amazon, all profits over printing and mailing costs will go into the Bitterroot Audubon Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund at the Rocky Mountain Bank in Stevensville"