April 7, 2017 Winnipeg – A new report highlights the urgent need to protect Canada’s iconic boreal woodland caribou, a species listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) due to habitat loss. Representatives from the Wilderness Committee, which released the report, and other conservation groups are charging that the failure of federal, provincial and…
April 7, 2017 Vancouver – The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, received a legal application for an emergency order to block clearcut logging in caribou habitat, outside BC’s Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Kamloops. The logging by Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) was approved by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands…
Now in its second year, the maternity penning project is an emergency measure recommended for the Klinse-Za caribou herd in a recovery action plan developed by West Moberly First Nations.
University of Calgary professor co-authors a global reindeer and caribou population analysis that offers some worrisome conclusions.
As a nation and a global community, Canada has a history of ignoring environmental crises until it’s all but too late. Many of us remember the 1990s, when tens of…
The federal Environment Minister’s “out of the blue” decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside, a Federal Court has determined.
Environmental groups recently went to Federal Court to fight for immediate protection of caribou habitat facing unchecked oil-sands development in northeastern Alberta.
The Wilderness Committee is again calling the Manitoba government to account on plummeting moose populations, and encouraging them to fix the problem by addressing the root cause of the decline: industrial activity in our wildlands.
Toronto – Leading conservation organizations are concerned that the McGuinty government has placed woodland caribou and its own North American-leading species legislation at risk by exempting a swath of industries from accountability under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pushing the power of the Internet for not-for-profit organizations by unveiling a new video game on Youtube. Designed to spread awareness of woodland caribou threats and entertain, the game challenges players to become a Caribou Ninja as they’re matched up against caribou-seeking villains.
Edmonton (CPAWS Northern Alberta) – For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province — a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The region that will be affected is the Athabasca heartland, where oils sands…
Caribou have been a crucial food source for Canada’s northern indigenous people from time immemorial. But their population is dwindling at an alarming rate, in no small part because of improved hunting equipment — including snowmobiles — as well as exploration work for oil and gas reserves and arctic diamond mines. And now, the slow, […]
Final determination on Peary caribou to be made by federal cabinet.
Woodland caribou represent Canada’s natural legacy, but their population is in steady decline due to expanding industrial development in the boreal forest.