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Caribou, Woodland  | Rangifer tarandus caribou  |  Boreal population

Status: Threatened

Last Examination and Change: May 2002 (No Change)

Canadian Occurrence: YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NL

Status Criteria: A4ac

Caribou, Woodland

Reason for Designation: A widespread population ranging across the boreal forests of northern Canada. Populations have decreased throughout most of the range. Threatened from habitat loss and increased predation, the latter possibly facilitated by human activities.

Status History: The Boreal population was designated Threatened in May 2000. This newly-defined population is comprised of a portion of the de-activated "Western population" and all of the de-activated "Labrador-Ungava population". Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002.

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