Born in Ottawa, raised on pond hockey and Noam Chomsky, Hugh has lived in three Canadian provinces. He made off with a degree in history and critical theory from the University of King's College in Halifax in 2009. If he could take three things to a desert island, they would be his bicycle, a falafel sandwich, and a good Vonnegut paperback.
You may remember our December 2009 dispatch by Candace Savage and Jo-Anne McArthur on the return of the black-footed ferret to Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park after a 70 year absence.
Due to poisoning of their food source - burrowing prairie dogs - and the habitat they created, the black-footed ferret population in Canada went extinct altogether in 1937. It was only after a small group of seven ferrets were found in Wyoming in 1985 that attempts to restore their populations began.