The governments of Canada and British Columbia last week announced an agreement to protect threatened mountain caribou in part of the province. This historic agreement between the federal and provincial governments is the first ever agreement reached under Section 11 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act. The agreement, which covers the Central Group herds located … Continued
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Wildsight News :Mountain Caribou
Place your bids here. Grant Smith is a Kimberley artist and retired art teacher. When Grant first moved to the Kootenays, he donated “Giant Sitka”, a block print sold as a fundraiser for Wildsight (then EKES). Nearly two decades later, the print hangs on the walls of our office, reminding us of the simple beauty … Continued
We are losing our mountain caribou. Across the Kootenays and Columbia, caribou populations are dwindling, with only eight herds left. North of Revelstoke, more than 100 caribou remain, but further south, herd sizes range from roughly thirty to a single, solitary caribou. For mountain caribou, habitat is critical. The factors in their decline are complex … Continued
Bryce Comer has been working on a film about Mountain Caribou for the last eight years. He has generously agreed to share video updates pulling together footage from trail cameras places throughout the South Selkirks. While the current situation is dire for these special animals, there is still hope. Enjoy the update and thank you to … Continued
Written by John Bergenske, Conservation Director, Wildsight I recently had a rare opportunity to visit the Mountain Caribou maternity pen outside Revelstoke. I was part of a small group of participants from the Columbia Mountain Institute Predator-Prey Conference privileged to visit the project. The maternity pen is a project of Revelstoke Rearing in the Wild. … Continued
When I decided to spend last July exploring the world of Mountain Caribou in northeastern Washington and the interior of British Columbia, I thought I understood the basics of the challenges this beautiful creature is facing in the modern world.