A logging boom in caribou habitat

A logging boom in caribou habitat r1 ... “Caribou have survived ice ages. They’ve survived climatic shifts. They’ve survived fires that changed large swathes of their habitat. But they can’t seem to survive us."

That's what Eddie Petryshen, Wildsight’s conservation coordinator, told The Narwhal this week after
news that in the past six months the B.C. government has approved logging applications in critical caribou habitat that would span an area the size of 11 Stanley Parks.
Thirty of B.C.’s 54 caribou herds are at risk of local extinction, and 14 of those herds now have fewer than 25 animals.

“We’re seeing smaller and smaller herds and then they wink out,” says Candace Batycki, a spokesperson for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Check out Sarah Cox's new story on the logging here, and keep scrolling for more.

Emma Gilchrist
Editor-in-Chief, The Narwhal

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