STORY: This sanctuary is saving
It was created by the West Moberly
and Saulteau First Nations
in British Columbia, Canada
Their aim is to protect the
declining local caribou population
STARR GAUTHIER, CARIBOU GUARDIAN:
"The last two years, the calves that we released into the wild they weren't just eaten by wolves and bears, they've actually survived and they are still here. And some of them are actually in here right now reproducing, which is amazing."
Since the sanctuary was created
the endangered Klinse-Za herd
has tripled in size to 114
CARIBOU GUARDIAN, STARR GAUTHIER, SAYING:
"I used to work in oil and gas, and you know a lot of that stuff where we were kind of like extracting resources and so to be part of something that is really opposite that, you know, I can go to bed at night knowing like, yes I am contributing to this, right?"