National Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou


In 2011, Environment Canada released a draft Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou, as a result of the species being listed as threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act. It is a planning document that was developed using science and traditional knowledge, and it identifies critical habitat, as well as setting population and distribution targets. Once finalized, the Recovery Strategy will kick off action planning at the territorial and provincial levels for woodland caribou (the government of the NWT has already produced Action and Implementation Plans for woodland caribou).

The Recovery Strategy is open for public comment until February 22nd. CPAWS-NWT will be submitting NWT-specific comments further to the National CPAWS submission made last October.

Visit our Caribou & You site to voice your support for protecting woodland caribou habitat under the federal Species at Risk Act.

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