In 2017, in northern British Columbia, Canada, researchers discovered woodland caribou populations are continuing to decline due to habitat loss and predation. Although there have been conservation efforts, the population has declined 64% since the 1990s. Since the early 1900’s, significant amount of habitat loss due to construction and human population growth has driven caribou away from roads and their preferred forests to small forested areas, attracting more predators to those areas. The increases population of prey and predators has attracted hunters. Since then, Habitat restoration, the wolf control program, and the Peace North Caribou Plan has helped the government increase the caribou population and protect both the caribou and the wolves. Last year, the government successfully increased the amount of land set aside for the caribou. How has man negatively impacted wildlife in Canada affect the caribou population in the 1900s?
 Samantha Wright Allen, “Woodland caribou facing extinction,” Prince George Citizen, May 2015, https://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu:3080/docview/1682542677?accountid=14902 (Jan 15, 2018)
 Prince George Citizen, May 2015
Geographic focus: Canada
Search terms: Ecolog*, histor*, Habitat loss, Extinct*, Predation