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May 12, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Mark Hume

Researchers from the University of Northern B.C. and the province say five herds are collapsing even though the government is pursuing a recovery strategy.

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Woodland caribou in northeast British Columbia are headed for extinction and could become the first subpopulation of a species to vanish in Canada while under government protection.

Researchers from the University of Northern B.C. and the province say five herds are collapsing even though the government is pursuing a recovery strategy that includes captive breeding, habitat protection and predator control.

“Currently, we are observing the decline, extirpation, and perhaps extinction of several...

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