The harsh climates of the Canadian and Alaskan wilderness demands tough survival skills. Now, climate change coupled with widespread oil, gas, and mineral development adds new pressure for the region’s iconic wildlife. These topics are addressed in Caribou and the North: A Shared Future, by Monte Hummel, President Emeritus of WWF-Canada, and Dr Justina C. Ray, Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada).
The book explores the reason for the interlinked fate of caribou and the North, as it relates to migratory tundra caribou, boreal forest caribou, and mountain caribou in Canada and the U.S. It features 125 photographs, 40 maps, forewords by Robert Redford and Stephen Kakfwi (former Premier of the Northwest Territories), as well as original sketches by Robert Bateman to introduce each of the book’s four major sections. Caribou and the North will interest anyone invested in the fate of our continent’s iconic wildlife and the conservation challenges of our time.
Photo credits: Banner | William Halliday © WCS Canada