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Caribou Denial

Caribou Denial

In Ontario and nationally, boreal caribou are classified as threatened.

Science shows they need vast tracts of old conifer forest to avoid predators. But forest fragmentation — primarily caused by resource extraction and associated access roads and corridors, as well as natural disturbances such as fire — remains a key threat to the boreal caribou’s survival in Ontario’s managed forests.

The boreal caribou is also considered an umbrella species. This means protecting their habitat benefits a wide range of other plants and animals that rely on boreal forest ecosystems.

Photo: Boreal caribou © martYmage

In Ontario and nationally, boreal caribou are classified as threatened.

Science shows they need vast tracts of old conifer forest to avoid predators. But forest fragmentation — primarily caused by resource extraction and associated access roads and corridors, as well as natural disturbances such as fire — remains a key threat to the boreal caribou’s survival in Ontario’s managed forests.

The boreal caribou is also considered an umbrella species. This means protecting their habitat benefits a wide range of other plants and animals that rely on boreal forest ecosystems.

Photo: Boreal caribou © martYmage

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