Caribou conservation breeding

Jasper National Park

Conservation breeding programs are used to prevent animal species from becoming extinct and to help in their recovery. This involves capturing a small number of wild animals, breeding them in captivity, and releasing their offspring back into the wild to increase populations of endangered wildlife.

Caribou conservation past, present, and future

A summary of the reasons caribou declined in the national park, steps Parks Canada has taken to reduce threats to caribou, and Parks Canada’s conservation breeding program to rebuild small caribou herds in Jasper National Park.

Conservation breeding proposal

Parks Canada’s full preliminary proposal for using a conservation breeding strategy in Jasper National Park, including historical factors in caribou decline, threats to caribou, and a detailed program plan.


Information about Parks Canada’s consultation process, key documents, background information, and frequently asked questions.

What we heard report.

What we heard

A report on what we heard during consultations about the conservation breeding program in 2022.

Date modified :