A full global restoration of muskox herds is to be deeply desired and i suspect inevitable. We are barely hunting them now and it makes excellent sense to begin herding them. We learn here that they are instrumental in breaking up the moss problem and possibly eating it as well. Certainly raindeer will eat the moss.
Add in healthy wolf populations and careful husbandry and we can produce an annual fleece which is superior and a significant meat and by product supply as well. combined with reindeer herding and we have a significant economic base for a large population of folks living in the north. This should be pursued as a major initiative.
Plant products also exist here but that needs manpower and it is difficult to generate margins though temporary labor is easily moved in and out during the summer time..
Muskox boost Arctic-mire carbon uptake
Jun 3, 2015