Jasper Consults on Caribou Conservation Breeding Plan
October 24, 2022
Wild Lands Advocate article by: Carolyn Campbell, AWA Conservation Director
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In summer 2022 Parks Canada requested public comments on its proposal to capture, breed and release mountain caribou over 20 years in an effort to re-populate Jasper’s caribou ranges.
In the 1960s, southern Jasper National Park was home to hundreds of caribou. Today there are less than sixty, with too few females remaining to recover the herds on their own. The Maligne herd is recently extirpated, Tonquin has about 45 caribou including only nine females, Brazeau has only three females and a handful of males.