Caribou Breeding Program Aims to Boost Dwindling Herd Numbers in Alberta


A new $24 million matchmaking program is aiming to help rebuild caribou populations in Jasper National Park that are too small to recover on their own. 

The federal government announced Tuesday that its previously announced proposal to carry out a first-of-its-kind caribou conservation breeding program is going ahead. 

Parks Canada plans to capture females — along with a small roster of bulls — and breed them in captivity. 

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