“We’ve know for decades that logging, road-building and uncontrolled recreation in mountain caribou habitat is slowly killing off our caribou herds...”(Wildsight Conservation Coordinator)
Woodland Caribou update (Jan2019)
and then there were none…
... we are mourning ...
April 2018: We are...mourning the tragic loss of all but three of the South Selkirks caribou herd and are again calling for immediate and full protection for all critical mountain caribou habitat in BC.
January 14th, 2019: the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, reports two cows and one bull caribou, the last of the southern Selkirk and Purcell herds, were captured and taken to maternity pens in Revelstoke.
Even though provincial officials say they have no current plans to remove caribou habitat protections for the southern herds, common sense and past government behavior makes that entirely unbelievable.
In fact, the timber companies must be eagerly waiting as they gather to divide up the land that was previously protected for caribou habitat. And of course, whatever other creatures inhabit those spaces: grizzly, wolverine, etc will also be further compromised.