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Saving the Caribou: West Central Alberta Closing in on Action

November 7, 2022

Wild Lands Advocate article by: Gillian Steward

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For untold generations, hundreds, likely thousands of caribou roamed the old growth forests and alpine meadows of west central Alberta around Grande Prairie and Grande Cache. But those caribou herds have been dwindling for decades and could soon die out due to rapid industrial development of their habitat and feeding grounds. Today, their numbers are counted in the dozens.

We have spectacular wilderness in Alberta, much of it under some form of protection. Every square millimetre of it has had to be fought for - will always have to be fought for, forever and ever. The struggle to retain and repair wilderness is conducted not just by a few individuals, but by large numbers of committed people, from all walks of life, all working in various ways toward the same end. We need to be grateful to all of them.
- Dave Mayhood
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