Caribou in B.C. are standing at a precipice.
Recovery planning for endangered caribou in the southern part of the province began 16 years ago and made little headway until very recently. But now just as governments finally (and belatedly) take steps to help herds that are, in some cases, on the brink of disappearing, a public backlash is building, driven by rumours of mill closures and closed backcountry areas.
So we have some difficult decisions to make. Are we ready to write off caribou in the name of avoiding potential economic impacts?
Read the whole article in The Narwhal
Photo credits: Banner | William Halliday © WCS Canada