New Paper: Responses to Caribou Habitat Restoration

November saw the publication of new research from the WildCo lab which suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou—an iconic animal that’s a major part of boreal forests in North America and a key part of the culture and economy of many Indigenous peoples in Canada. Erin Tattersall, a recently graduated Masters student from the lab, showed that habitat restoration of seismic lines (narrow strips of land cleared to make way for oil and gas exploration) was ineffective in the short-term in reducing overlap between caribou and their predators/competitors. Check out the graphical summary below, and the full paper at Biological Conservation.