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About Hugh Pouliot

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.

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Endangered Ferrets Weather Winter

Posted by Hugh Pouliot on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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.

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