B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

The Canadian Press  A major provincial park expansion will create a protection zone of almost 2,000 square kilometres for caribou and other species in northeastern British Columbia. The Ministry of Environment says in a statement that the addition to the Klinse-za Park will make it the largest provincial park established in the province in a decade. The park addition is the result of a partnership in 2020 between the province and the Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations, where they agreed to help stabilize and protect the threatened southern mountain caribou. Klinse-za Park is located just west of Chetwynd, B.C., almost 1,100 kilometres north of Vancouver. The province says the number of caribou in B.C. fell by more than 55 per cent in the last century, mostly due to human-caused…

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