The Status of the Lynx in Canada, 1920-1952
Abstract: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: 1952-10-01
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