Woodland Caribou "State of the Science" Backgrounder

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Authors
Golder Associates Ltd.
Date:
May
2015
Page Length
91

Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) are listed as a threatened species in Alberta and British Columbia and nationally; with the Central Mountain and Southern Mountain Populations listed as endangered. In general, populations of woodland caribou have declined substantially in recent decades. Concurrently, resource-based industries have expanded into previously undeveloped areas and the distribution, intensity, amount and type of human activity in and near caribou ranges has been linked to compromising the integrity of caribou habitat.