Mountain caribou are one of the most magnificent - and endangered - mammals in North America. They rely entirely on old-growth forest found in the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest. Thanks to you, in 2009 the BC government in 2009 protected 2.2 million ha of critical habitat. Now we must finish the work to ensure caribou habitat is protected from inappropriate recreation or energy development. Help recover mountain caribou.
The globally unique Inland Temperate Rainforest is home to rich wildlife and fertile forest in a swath along the western flank of the Rockies that extends from near Prince George, BC, across the US border into Washington State. Mountain caribou depend on old-growth forests and mountainous terrain for food and safety.
Mountain caribou "migrate" up and down in elevation and survive on hair-like tree lichens in winter. A 2009 caribou recovery plan protects more than 90% of mountain caribou high suitability winter habitat from logging and road building. But much more needs to be done to keep this Ice Age survivor from going extinct.