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Why Alberta’s Caribou are in Trouble


Ten years ago, the Alberta government drafted its Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan promising that real and bold steps would be taken to ensure the species' future in the province. While Alberta has made a large investment in monitoring and predator management, it has taken few concrete actions to protect, limit further damage or restore caribou habitat. In the meantime, more caribou habitat has been damaged. Alberta now has an opportunity to demonstrate that it will take these steps in the new conservation plans they are creating, including one expected to be presented this year for the Little Smoky herd. There is still time, but it's running out, for the Alberta government to show leadership and do what it takes to protect this iconic animal and its home.

Related Resources

Paper: Ten years after the Alberta Recovery Plan

Calgary Herald Article: Caribou Recovery Plan Isn't Working

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