The BC Government is condemning the Mountain Caribou of the Interior Wetbelt to extinction, by declaring there will be no more habitat protection for these animals. It is also flouting the Species at Risk Act, and thumbing its nose at Environment Canada’s attempts to get BC to protect more Mountain Caribou habitat. The Interior Wetbelt caribou are also called the “Deep-snow Caribou”, and they are the only such caribou in the world. Despite their precipitous decline after a failed recovery plan, the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) Doug Donaldson has announced that they will have no additional and desperately needed habitat protection.
View a map of how much habitat of the Deep-snow Caribou has already been logged.