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Woodland Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Caribou)

Existing Protection or Other Status

The role of protected areas in safeguarding caribou habitat was discussed above and is summarized in Appendix 2. Such areas will not sustain most local populations without special provisions for caribou in landscape management outside them.

In 1984, caribou in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho and Washington were listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Where available, ranks established by provinces and territories and provincial Conservation Data Centres and Natural Heritage Information Centres are given for each COSEWIC population (Table 10).