A recent investment of $24 million towards caribou conservation will help fund construction and operation of a caribou breeding centre in Jasper National Park. Wild caribou from local herds will be captured, bred in captivity, following which the offspring will be released into herds in need of recovery.
Construction of the facility, which will be located in Jasper National Park, is expected to begin in the spring of 2023 and is predicted to take two to three years. In the meantime, consultation with Indigenous partners, provincial governments, and experts will take place to maximize effectiveness of the program towards meeting shared conservation and recovery goals.
Full text of this news release can be accessed here: Government of Canada invests in reversing biodiversity loss through conservation breeding program for caribou in Jasper National Park - Canada.ca
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