A 2015 article in the New Haven Register quoted the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Communications Director as saying the state’s moose population will increase over the next decade. According to the article, since the mid-1990s the number of moose sightings in the state increased by about four each year.
This contrasts to a Northern Woodlands magazine article focusing on the declining moose population in certain northeastern states. Focusing on moose populations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, the article attributed the population decline to several problems: parasites such as winter ticks and brainworm, disease, and malnutrition. It cited temperature increases as exacerbating the problems. (The New Hampshire moose population has declined from 7,600 in 1996 to about 4,400 recently.)
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