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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1983

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: 1994

RANGE: Selkirk Mountains of northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and British Columbia

THREATS: Snowmobile traffic, habitat loss, wildfires, collisions with motor vehicles, poaching, genetic problems associated with their small population size, and industrial logging, particularly in British Columbia

POPULATION TREND: In the United States, estimates put mountain caribou numbers at about 35 individuals without any increases for some time. Fewer than 1,700 mountain caribou survive north of the border in Canada.

Caribou photo by Jon Nickles, USFWS