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Welcome to our Podcast Faces of Wildlife.

Host Mike Pedersen, travels throughout North America to explore the issues that are threatening wildlife, and to meet the people spearheading initiatives to keep them on the landscape.

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Part 4: Caribou - A Complicated Recovery

On this episode, we continue the discussion on Caribou in British Columbia and shift our focus to habitat management and predator management.  When it comes to caribou, we only have a few options that will recover this iconic Canadian species, and they aren’t easy to sign off on. But at some point, we as a province will have to decide if we are committed to seeing caribou on our landscape. These difficult decisions are discussed by a guide outfitter, a scientist and a conservation expert. Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson and Elk the Moose.

Part 3: Caribou

On this episode, Mike heads east to chat with Dr. Rob Serrouya and Brian Glaicar in Revelstoke, British Columbia. In this first of two episodes dedicated to caribou, we meet Rob and Brian, cover a brief history of caribou, and look at some of the issues that are putting this iconic Canadian species at further risk of decline. 

Part 2: Wild Sheep

Okanagan Mountain Park was established on August 23rd, 1973. The park made headlines around the world when a massive wildfire ignited during the summer of 2003. The 25,912 hectare fire, which was started by a lightning strike, was devastating for homeowners around Kelowna as 239 buildings were destroyed in its wake. 
 
But despite its destructive effect on humans, the fire had massive benefits to flora and fauna inside the park. From the ashes came an opportunity to reintroduce wild sheep back into the area after many years of absence. Our guest, Chris Barker, was part of the team that reintroduced those sheep back into the park and he shares the story of this incredible initiative. 
 
 

Part 1: Mule Deer

 
Mule deer might not seem like a species at risk, especially if you live in a city with an urban deer problem, but their numbers are declining in some areas, and we’re trying to find out why.
On this episode, Mike is heading to the University of British Columbia’s Kelowna campus to talk to Dr. Adam Ford and Chloe Wright about the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project.
 
 
SEASON 1 Prologue: The Faces of Wildlife
In Season 1 of Faces of Wildlife, host Mike Pedersen begins his journey in his home province of British Columbia, Canada to explore the issues that are threatening wildlife, and to meet the people spearheading initiatives to keep them on the landscape
 
 

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