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Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture

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the canadian intermountain is one of canada’s most ecologically diverse regions.

The habitat ranges from moist coniferous forests to desert. This diversity supports a strong resource economy and abundance of wildlife. The forestry, agriculture, and mining industries, as well as the energy sector and tourism, have created a high quality of life for the region, and provide benefits elsewhere. This prosperity, however, has come with considerable land development and conversion.

Wildlife species are extremely vulnerable to these alterations. About 70 species that inhabit the region are now designated nationally at risk of extinction. For wild species to recover and thrive, the region must balance wildlife and human needs. This is the role of the Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture (CIJV).