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How Indigenous communities are helping wildlife conservation

This fall, Parks Canada announced that one of the caribou herds in Jasper National Park has gone locally extinct, with the other two not far behind. In response, they are investigating a captive breeding program, which is a potentially invasive and expensive effort.

However, conservation partnerships with Indigenous communities — which are already showing success elsewhere —  might offer lessons for protecting these herds without the intrusion that comes with breeding.