Reindeer Is A Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns


Reindeer Is Most Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns

When we see reindeer in pictures or movies, we travel to the world of fantasy and magic. It seems like our childhood is in front of our eyes. We grew up listening to stories about Santa, how he fulfills the wishes of young children and he rides in a sleigh pulled by a herd of reindeers. The story may not hold much truth, but it is the thread that binds the world of imagination to fight the world that is practical. A world that may not be as good as the stories we grew up with.

What Is The Possibility Of Disappearance?

There are many studies that prove the reindeer population is not on the verge of extinct. So, there are no questions of disappearance. But a part of the reindeer population, also known as Caribou, is at risk for many reasons. the North pole is the habitat of Caribous and when we think about Santa and his reindeer, we are thinking about them. There are two species of caribou found in these regions- Dolphin union and the Peary and they are found mostly in Northern Canada and different islands of that part. Scientists’ concern lies with these two species.

Reindeer Is Most Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns
Reindeer Is Most Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns

When we picture reindeer, we think of big animals. However, these northern Caribous are smaller in size. According to experts, these animals across the globe are in danger. They may have lost sixty percent of their total population. Many researchers have found out that during the last few winters Peary ones have been affected the most and somewhat 80% of them may have lost their lives.

Reasons We Are Losing Northern Reindeer

There are many reasons that we are losing different species of our planet. The major force that has made the reindeer disappear is climate change. Climate change has changed the face of the earth and is causing problems on so many levels. The temperature in the arctic is fluctuating and that is causing a lot of problems for reindeer, polar bear, and other animals as well.

Before climate change started to affect the north pole, there was fluffy, light snow in the region. Now, it has turned into icy rains covering the forests and trees that are harming the environment. Reindeer are not able to eat properly because of this in the time of winter. As a result of it, they are starving or migrating to other places spending more energy. This situation has also affected their reproductive rates because of malnutrition and many reindeer die out of hunger.

Reindeer Is Most Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns
Reindeer Is Most Loved Species But There Are Some Concerns

How To Stop Reindeer From Dying?

We are good at creating a mess but we can also find solutions we want. However, we do not see anything beyond ourselves, our comfort and our safety and that is why we do not take climate change seriously. This disappearance is the sign of how we are leading this planet to its way of destruction. If we want to change it, we must hold the rein in our own hands and make small changes. From small steps, we might be able to take big strides and resolve this issue.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter