Online slide show: Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation

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Return of the Whistle-pigs

Adam Taylor and Cheyney Jackson, Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation

Learn about efforts to recover the Vancouver Island Marmot from the brink of extinction. The marmot is B.C.’s only endemic mammal species, but once numbered fewer than 30 individuals in the wild. Recovery efforts have increased the population, but much work remains to be done. You will also learn how to identify these special animals and how your sightings can aid the species’ recovery.


The VI Marmot Recovery Foundation is one of the organizations that ACC-VI supports financially. Come and see how our contribution is used, and how our collective knowledge and time spent in the Island backcountry might be useful to this work.

The event will be hosted on Zoom; login details will be sent by membership email a week ahead.