Annual Report Shows Slow Progress for Caribou Conservation

©Jim Winstead

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released their annual report on protection and recovery efforts for the woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou). The report cited that conservation efforts across provinces are limited, with the most progressive policy being made in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Manitoba issued a recovery strategy in October, and created a 900 km2 protected area that overlapped with caribou habitat. Saskatchewan’s forest management plans are now required to demonstrate how 65% of boreal caribou habitat will remain undisturbed.

For more information on conservation efforts, see Radio Canada International.