Federal Government Takes a Crucial Step Towards Enforcing the Species at Risk Act to Save BC’s Mountain Caribou
Photo by Ian McAllister. B.C.'s Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan, now over 10 years old, has protected logging, industrial development and recreation at the expense of wildlife - both caribou and wolves.

Federal Government Takes a Crucial Step Towards Enforcing the Species at Risk Act to Save BC’s Mountain Caribou

Monday, May 7, 2018 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada -- responding to petitions and court actions…

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Loss of South Selkirk mountain caribou herd a wake-up call for B.C. and Canada

MEDIA RELEASE | APR. 12, 2018 - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)  After a recent census found just three female animals remaining, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) says the de-facto extinction of the international South Selkirk caribou herd is a conservation disaster. The organization is calling for an immediate moratorium on industrial activity in […]

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Proposed BC-Canada Agreement to Protect Mountain Caribou Is Toothless

January 10, 2018 - If a draft agreement between the BC government and Environment Canada on the endangered mountain caribou is approved, it will make a laughing stock of both governments and the Species at Risk Act”, says the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). The agreement is for the Central Mountain Caribou, which are centered in BC’s South Peace region. The BC government’s commitment under […]

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Protect habitat, don’t kill wolves: government scientists admit wolf cull is inhumane, yet propose expansion

Two science advisors for the B.C. government have recommended that Premier Christy Clark’s administration expand its program to kill wolves, mountain lions, moose and deer in an experimental attempt to conserve and recover threatened southern mountain caribou. Written in October 2016 by two members of the Provincial Mountain Caribou Recovery Science Team, "Next Steps for […]

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B.C. caribou herds face extinction despite government protection

Woodland caribou in northeast British Columbia are headed for extinction and could become the first subpopulation of a species to vanish in Canada while under government protection. Researchers from the University of Northern B.C. and the province say five herds are collapsing even though the government is pursuing a recovery strategy that includes captive breeding, […]

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