Day 6 of CPAWS Week for the Wild: The Woodland Caribou

The Woodland caribou, a large, shy cousin to the better-known reindeer, was once found nearly everywhere there were forests in northern North America. However, over the past 100 years, their habitat has shrunk dramatically. Today, Woodland caribou are mostly confined to Canada’s northern Boreal Forest. By saving the woodland caribou’s remaining habitat, we’re helping secure a future for this threatened species and are helping to combat climate change by protecting one of the world’s largest terrestrial storehouses for carbon, the Boreal forest.

Plants and Animals are proud to be working with CPAWS in their 50th anniversary year to raise awareness for Week for the Wild. CPAWS is Canada’s leading national voice for wilderness protection and over the past fifty years has played a key role in the creation of over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. That amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! CPAWS’ vision is that Canada will protect at least half of our public lands and waters.

Week for the Wild is a fundraising week for the protection of endangered species in Canada. We have created seven videos that we will be releasing over the next week, each one featuring an endangered species. The videos are made entirely by the members of Plants and Animals - directed by the Woodman, live illustrations by Warren, and flute by Nic, with narration by Henry Rose.

TONIGHT, The Week for the Wild will culminate with a Nature Nocturne show at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Plants and Animals will be performing, as will Hilotrons. Visit nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/nature-nocturne for more info and tickets.

Visit CPAWS.org for more info and to donate.

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