Caribou have almost vanished from the U.S. — a warning for Canada | CBC News
The southern mountain caribou is on the verge of disappearing from the American landscape — and that’s a dire warning to Canada, scientists say.
Last week, biologists flew over southern British Columbia to count the number of caribou in the last remaining herd that migrates south from B.C. to the U.S. — the South Selkirk herd — and what they saw stunned them.
B.C.’s caribou herd declined by more than 15 per cent over one year and the only herd that ranges into the contiguous U.S. is down to just three animals.