The BC Wildlife Federation supports programs that protect B.C.'s caribou population.

BC Wildlife Federation support initiative to save caribou

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is supporting a government-led initiative to help save BC’s caribou population.

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is supporting a government-led initiative to help save BC’s caribou population.

The initiative efforts have been controversial, mostly due to Miley Cyrus’s outspoken remarks against Premier Christy Clark and the wolf cull, aimed at protecting the caribou.

BCWF President George Wilson said that some sort of effort to protect the caribou is essential.

“[The] government has made all kinds of interesting decisions as far as wildlife management, all related to saving – and I speak mainly of saving the south caribou herd, but they’re to a point now, where it’s not maybe we are going to lose them. They will be extinct in very short order,” said Wilson. “I don’t even know if what we are doing in enough, between the wolf culling and the maternity pens that they are using, but it’s an effort.”

Wilson, who was born and raised in Fernie, has been president of the BCWF for just under two years. The BCWF constitution stipulates maximum two-years terms for presidents, and there will be a new president elected into the postion in April. He is also the longest serving board member at the provincial level, being involved with the organization for 18 years. Wilson said that he plans to continue to be involved in the BCWF.  “I definitely will be taking a break, but I will be involved in some capacity,” he said.

The BCWF has a committee dedicated specifically to caribou, and they provide council to the government concerning caribou-related issues.

Wilson made it clear that the BCWF is not at the lead on bringing endangered caribou herds back to recover. “We are not the lead by any means. The government is the lead on that we are just supportive.”



Just Posted

Fernie man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires in the Elk Valley

SAR volunteers thanked after series of emergencies

Incidents ranged from the search for a missing hiker to delivering evacuation alerts in nearby towns

Update: guard built at Coal Creek Road fire near Fernie

Seventeen firefighters and one helicopter working to contain Coal Creek FSR fire, east of Fernie

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

McDermid Creek fire registered at 70ha

A wildfire burning approximately 6 kilometres west of the Morrissey area is… Continue reading

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read