FEATURE: WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE MOUNTAIN CARIBOU
Central mountain caribou herds are disappearing fast in British Columbia. Last spring, I travelled to northern BC on a reporting trip to document efforts led by First Nations to save the animals, one by one.
In the South Peace Region, the Klinse-Za herd has declined from 191 animals in 1997 to only 16 in 2013.
"Caribou were here for us when we needed help. We have to be there for them now," says Roland Willson, chief of the West Moberly First Nations.
Read my story and view photos in National Geographic.