Ottawa opens consultations for federal caribou plan
Aug. 3, 2017 - The federal government has released its draft caribou protection and recovery plan and is now accepting written feedback. The public consultation period will close September 27.
By Maria Church
Provinces and territories are expected to develop range specific plans or other documents for boreal caribou protection by October 2017.
“We must all work together to protect species at risk and support economic growth. Provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, industry, and environmentalists all play a role in finding innovative ways to protect and recover boreal caribou while supporting economic development and job creation,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a government release.
Boreal woodland caribou has been listed as threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act since 2003. The population has been in decline for years.
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