KAMLOOPS — The news about the caribou in the South Selkirks read like a bad joke: only three animals left, all female. If none is pregnant…well, that would be that. It will be 19,000 caribou –present day count in British Columbia - minus three. This is reason to worry. Everything in nature is connected. If one species declines or becomes extinct, things go off balance in other ways. Ultimately, we are affected. There are no maybes in this equation.