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.”



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