There are exactly three spotted owls not in captivity left in the entire country, only one of which was originally born in the wild. That's a steep precipice from which to revive a majestic bird, especially when its habitat is shrinking.
But all is not lost, if the federal and provincial governments can work together, the remaining habitat can be preserved and programs designed to repopulate the owls bear fruit. None of it is easy—but when you're trying to fight extinction, nothing ever is.
GUEST Sarah Cox, BC Investigative Reporter, The Narwhal