“We applaud the Service’s ruling affirming the Endangered status of southern mountain caribou, a unique ecotype of woodland caribou,” said Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest International Programs Director.
News Category: Caribou
“This is what extinction looks like, and it must be a wake-up call for wildlife and habitat managers in both Canada and the United States,” said Joe Scott, International Programs Director and a member of B.C.’s Mountain Caribou Recovery Progress Board.
Conservation Northwest remains committed to protecting and recovering mountain caribou and their habitat in Washington and British Columbia, and will continue to work with non-profit, tribal and government partners to prevent the local extinction of these endangered Inland Northwest icons.
While we’ve long worked to recover mountain caribou and protect their habitat and we welcome this agreement, the lack of concrete action outlined within it is concerning.
Comments on the status of Southern Mountains Ecotype of Woodland Caribou in Washington state
This past week, the British Columbia government announced it will begin using helicopter sharpshooters to remove two wolf packs in southeast BC to protect endangered mountain caribou (also called woodland caribou). We generally do not support predator controls as a management tool except in rare and extreme cases. The controversial action is a last ditch effort to … Continued