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15 September 2020 / CBC / Julia Lipscombe

Jasper National Park says one caribou herd gone, two others on the brink of local extinction

Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, Canada

Parks Canada's website says that early park management practices resulted in too many wolves, while trails used for skiing and snowshoeing also made easy access for wolves to prey on the caribou herds. Habitat loss as a result of increased wildfires, insect outbreaks and human activity have also contributed to the population decline.

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