The Great Caribou Rainforest Conservation Area
Caribou are an iconic species once found across Canada. Today most herds are declining, some endangered and others gone. No caribou are more unique in the world than the Deep Snow Mountain Caribou found in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia or more at risk of extinction. Logging has decimated much of their habitat which needs urgent protection. Self-sustaining Deep-Snow Mountain Caribou herds are important on their own merit as recognized by both BC and Canada.
However, the case for establishment of The Great Caribou Rainforest Conservation Area is strengthened by the significant contribution it will make to meeting commitments made by BC and Canada on indigenous rights, biodiversity, climate and old-growth forests.