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Why Pika Population are Declining

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Published on Nov 12, 2016

Chris Ray, PhD (@pikaresearch), a wildlife biologist and pika researcher at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, talks about what is causing pika populations to decline in some parts of the West. Climate change's effect on plants, temperature swings and snowpack levels have all affected the survival of pika communities, as has habitat fragmentation. Learn more in this video.

Thanks to the Colorado Tourism Office (@Colorado) for funding to help support the development of this alpine animal video series.

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