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Wildlife Conservation

Priorities for Carnivore Conservation in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Region (2005) prepared by Carlos Carroll, Ph.D., Klamath Center for Conservation Research, for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. "The Chilcotin region may increasingly become a habitat island over the long term for large carnivores due to developed corridors along the highways leading south and westwards from Prince George, as well as development to the south. Steps taken to safeguard connectivity within the Chilcotin region may be key to preserving connectivity and viability of carnivore populations over a larger region of western Canada that holds the greatest remaining diversity of large carnivores in North America."

In 2002, FONV funded the Preliminary Conservation Assessment of the Rainshadow Wild Horse Ecosystem by Wayne McCrory R.P.Bio. "This study was commissioned by FONV to provide a preliminary assessment of habitat and conservation values for the grizzly bear,North American black bear, other wildlife, the wild or feral horse, and wild salmon in the Brittany Triangle area in the Chilcotin district of B.C.  ...."Wild" for the purpose of this report also means the feral horse, an ungulate which lives in the wilderness, has returned to ancestral wild behavioural patterns and now has a survival oriented lifestyle."  This assessment provided guidance for future research with the Brittany Triangle.

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