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Big boost for Marmot Recovery Foundation

The Province is kicking in 135-thousand dollars to support the recovery of the Vancouver Island marmot over the next two years, with Island Timberlands and TimberWest contributing an additional $35,000 each
for 2015.

The money will go to the Marmot Recovery Foundation, a charity established to spearhead efforts to restore marmots to stable self-sustaining populations in three areas of their historic range.

Cheyney Jackson is the Field Coordinator for the Vancouver Island Recovery Project.

Jackson says the marmot population has bounced back…

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Jackson says the funding will assist with the captive breeding program, translocation of marmots from more stable population to areas of need, research and
analysis.

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