In 2009 two litters of Vancouver Island Marmot pups were born in Strathcona Park for the first time in 20 years! The mothers of these litters were released in 2007 as part of the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Strategy.
The Marmot Recovery Foundation's goal for 2010 is to release an ambitious 90 -120 marmots from their captive breeding program into the wild. Although it has taken years to build the captive breeding program the foundation is now 1/3 of the way to the recovery goal of 600 VIMs in the wild distributed throughout three distinct regions.
All proceed's from ESPP's Vancouver Island Marmot print support The Marmot Recovery Foundation.