Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Children form 100-foot mountain caribou

Nearly 200 students, teachers and parents from Lindsay Park Elementary School in Kimberley, B.C., bent and stretched their bodies to from a 100-foot mountain caribou to help raise awareness for this critically endangered species. Fewer than 1600 mountain caribou remain in the world, almost all of which live in B.C.. The Purcell herd near Kimberley has dwindled to fewer than 20 animals in recent years.
Visit www.mountaincaribou.org for more information.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A timely review of BC's endangered Mountain Caribou:

Many culprits active in caribou decline - May 15, 2006

Biologists who have been studying mountain caribou in B.C. for 20 years expect several of the small groups will disappear soon. The biggest herd consists of about 525 caribou, and it is considered relatively stable. But the rest are pretty much on their way out - unless a government caribou-recovery strategy that is expected to be finalized this fall can save them.

Complete Globe & Mail article