British Columbia’s Woodland Caribou

Woodland Caribou are a species of deer associated with northern, cold and snowy climates. There is a focus to protect Woodland Caribou in British Columbia due to their declining populations.

Woodland Caribou in BC include three ecotypes or groups adapted to specific habitats. These include:

  • Boreal Caribou
  • Northern Caribou
  • Mountain Caribou

BC laws conserve wildlife habitat and the Province is working on strategies to enhance caribou survival, including using maternity pens to enhance nutrition and safeguard caribou from predators during the calving period.

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou Fact Sheet

Successful recovery of the Woodland Caribou will require cooperation and the continued commitment of stakeholders to both short- and long-term management actions.