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The Status of the Lynx in Canada, 1920-1952

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Little is known about the biology and status of several of the fur-bearers inhabiting the extensive forest stands of Canada. Some of these species, such as the wolverine, fisher, and lynx are diminishing in numbers. The Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis canadensis Kerr, a typical denizen of the boreal forests, is becoming a rarer occurrence all the time, and its range is gradually shrinking. Its present population level is considerably lower than it was thirty years ago. Large scale cutting operations such as have taken place during the last half century may have seriously affected the status of this cat. This investigation was undertaken with the purpose of summarizing information now available on its status and indicating possible improved management practices.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Publication date: October 1, 1952

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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