Keeping caribou on the land
Indigenous knowledge holders and archaeologists know that humans and caribou have shared the lands in what is now Jasper National Park for thousands of years. A very old caribou antler found preserved in an ice patch shows that caribou have existed here for at least 1300 years.
Mountain caribou depend on vast and undisturbed habitats. Over the last fifty years, mountain caribou herds in Alberta and British Columbia have gotten smaller in number and some herds have disappeared. Protected areas like national parks are key for their survival.
Parks Canada, in collaboration with partners, is working to protect and recover caribou in Jasper National Park. Our goal is to support caribou to once again thrive on their own.
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- Parks Canada’s proposal for conservation breeding is available online. Read a summary or the full proposal.
- Consultations on caribou conservation breeding in Jasper are ongoing with Indigenous partners and interested stakeholders.
- Parks Canada is hosting two public sessions on caribou conservation breeding in June. Each session will include a panel presentation and the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and discuss the proposal with park staff. Note: Sessions will be identical.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The virtual meeting will take place using Microsoft Teams. You do not need to pre-register, download an app or create an account to use Teams. To join the meeting on June 23 at 6:30 pm, use the following link: click here.
Monday, June 27, 2022
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Forest Park Hotel
76 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta
Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
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Submit your comments about conservation breeding to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 2, 2022.
Check out some organizations working to help mountain caribou:
Caribou Recovery Program