Wildsight sat down with our Conservation Coordinator, Eddie Petryshen to help unpack some of the issues on mountain caribou recovery. Read on for help in navigating this complex issue.
Misinformation: The Fight to Protect B.C.’s Mountain Caribou
Wildsight News :Mountain Caribou
Caribou across the province continue to be displaced from their critical habitat as our human footprint grows unabated. Almost 30 of B.C.’s 52 surviving mountain caribou herds are at risk of disappearing, and a dozen of those herds now have fewer than 25 animals. This past winter in the Kootenays we have suffered the loss … Continued
We must protect all of BC’s mountain caribou, before it is too late. Join us and send a letter to Environment Ministers McKenna and Heyman letting them know that you demand ground action, now.
The government of British Columbia recently announced two important agreements that will influence the fate of mountain caribou in the province. The first agreement is a historic partnership between British Columbia, Canada and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. This collaborative partnership follows the leadership of the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations, who … Continued
This week, 74 students from T.M. Roberts Elementary spent a cold morning collecting lichen for mountain caribou—and creating hope for the future. The lichen, gathered from tree branches, will feed the last few animals in our local caribou herds, recently moved to a maternity pen near Revelstoke. Tanya Mieir, one of the participating teachers said, … Continued
Join us for a candlelight vigil to remember the caribou in Kimberley on Feb 5. Efforts to rescue mountain caribou in the Purcell and southern Selkirk Mountains over the past two decades have resulted in translocation of animals to the Revelstoke maternal pen. Provincial biologists recently moved the only known remaining female from the South … Continued
VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Greenpeace Canada, Wilderness Committee, and Wildsight, sent a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on Friday, Nov. 16, urging her to implement protections for Southern Mountain caribou in British Columbia. The groups issued the following statement upon … Continued
The provincial government recently announced plans to capture the remaining six caribou from the South Selkirks and South Purcell herds and translocate the animals to a maternal pen near Revelstoke. This is the latest chapter in an ongoing heartbreaking story of a species on the brink. As one of North America’s oldest mammals, southern mountain … Continued
Wildsight, joining with other environmental groups in B.C., have called on the provincial government for an immediate moratorium on new development in caribou mountain critical habitat. This comes after discovering that, since May, the B.C. government has approved 83 new logging cutblocks in critical habitat of B.C.’s eight most at-risk southern mountain caribou populations. Nearly … Continued
New survey of permits granted by province highlights incongruity between treatment of forestry companies and a critically imperilled species