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calving

[′kav·iŋ]
(geology)
The breaking off of a mass of ice from its parent glacier, iceberg, or ice shelf. Also known as ice calving.
(vertebrate zoology)
Giving birth to a calf.
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Being Caribou screening asks were simple, offering immediate pathways to translate the shared value of calving grounds protection into actions: signing a petition, writing a letter, joining a meeting or protest.
Identification and substantiation of caribou calving grounds on the NWT mainland and islands.
As major caribou calving grounds contain Inuit owned lands, this position is in direct contradiction to the movement to have mining banned in caribou calving grounds.
Barren-ground caribou in West Greenland are unique in that they do not have gregarious calving like most of their North American counterparts, and thus cannot be surveyed using conventional calving ground survey methods (Gunn & Russell 2008).
The Gwich'in on both sides of the border have vigorously opposed oil development, fearing that development in the herd's most frequent calving ground in ANWR's coastal plain area might jeopardize their livelihood and even their culture.
Stitching their hoofprints in the snow, they cross high passes to the Colville and Killik, the Anaktuvuk and the Chandler, toward calving grounds farther west and north.
"This is the only known calving grounds for this species of right whales.
The "tiny portion" of ANWR that would be the focus of drilling happens to be the porcupine caribou herd's calving grounds, because it's the only place within their territory with conditions that allow calves to survive.
In the tome, Heuer and his newlywed wife, Leanne Allison, set off on a harrowing adventure, trekking more than 1,000 miles as they follow the Porcupine caribou herd in their annual migration from their wintering grounds in Canada's Yukon territory to their calving grounds in the heart of ANWR.
Heur and his filmmaker wife "bonded" with a caribou herd migrating to its calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, threatened by potential oil drilling.
The park includes some of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and covers the Northern Yukon and Mackenzie Delta natural regions.
For example, the assignment of commercial quotas on the calving grounds in the spring is considered a high risk allocation.