Herd of caribou in Jasper National Park declared extirpated

A herd of caribou in Jasper National Park – the Maligne herd – is now considered locally extinct. Two other caribou herds in the region may be on the same path to extirpation because they don’t have enough breeding females to grow the herds.

AEN member groups are calling for immediate action to halt the decline of caribou populations in the remaining herds.

Recent Updates

  • Opinion: Focus on tourism in Jasper National Park pushes caribou to local extinction (Edmonton Journal)
  • Y2Y says extinction of Jasper caribou herd is warning call to protect last herds (Crag & Canyon)