Conservation breeding programs are used to prevent animal species from becoming extinct and to help in their recovery. This involves capturing a small number of wild animals, breeding them in captivity, and releasing their offspring back into the wild to increase populations of endangered wildlife.

Caribou conservation past, present, and future

A summary of the reasons caribou have declined in the national park, steps Parks Canada has taken to reduce threats to caribou, and Parks Canada’s proposal for using a conservation breeding strategy to rebuild small caribou herds in Jasper National Park.

Conservation breeding proposal

Parks Canada’s full preliminary proposal for using a conservation breeding strategy in Jasper National Park, including historical factors in caribou decline, threats to caribou, and a detailed program plan.


Information about Parks Canada’s consultation process, key documents, background information, and how to provide your feedback on the proposed conservation breeding strategy for caribou Jasper National Park.