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Alberta Plans to Add 1.8 Million Hectares of Protected Range for Woodland Caribou

Ecologist and Y2Y Board member Mark Hebblewhite says it’s the most comprehensive step forward for caribou that he’s ever seen in Alberta, but he noted that it could all be for nothing if oil and gas tears it all up.

The province says it will protect an additional 1.8 million hectares of woodland caribou range in northern Alberta and work to increase populations in central Alberta — in what one conservation group is calling a “boreal bonanza and foothills fiasco.”

Ecologist and Y2Y Board member Mark Hebblewhite said it’s the most comprehensive step forward for caribou that he’s ever seen in Alberta, but he noted that it could all be for nothing if oil and gas tears it all up.

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