Highlights / caribou

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

The end of the south Selkirk caribou virtually certain

They were called the “ghost herd” because there were so few in number, and so seldom seen. Now they’re on their way to become just that, ghosts. Of a herd which once had vast numbers at the beginning of the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

End of the line for Quebec caribou herd

Species at Risk Act contested by Alberta The threats to Canada’s caribou herds have been widely talked about for years. Various efforts to save such herds have been discussed and implemented in many cases, but sporadically it seems. Most of »

Environment & Animal Life

Plan to allow logging threatens caribou, say environmentalists

A U.S. environmental group is accusing the province of Ontario of enabling rampant logging in the habitat of its declining boreal caribou. The Natural Resources Defense Council says there was no meaningful consultation before Ontario proposed to extend logging industry »

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The LINK Online, Jan. 7, 2018

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Environment & Animal Life

Caribou decline, habitat still shrinking

Caribou populations continue to decline and disturbances in their habitat are still increasing in spite of a recovery strategy put in place by the Canadian government in 2012. The government has released a progress report on implementation of the strategy »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Quebec plans for caribou shock environmental groups

A number of environmental and conservation groups are expressing a mixture of shock and surprise at a Quebec announcement concerning a small herd of caribou. Woodland caribou (boreal caribou) herd populations are in decline across the entire country and listed »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

CPAWS- Charity group sues government over caribou

The non-profit national charity conservation group, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has launched a lawsuit against the federal government over failure to uphold an aspect of the Species at Risk Act. Specifically the lawsuit is over the habitat »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Caribou restoration plan attacked

Criticism is mounting over a plan by the province of Alberta to fence off a large section of forest for pregnant caribou, reports Canadian Press. The idea is to protect them and new calves from predators. Both environmental groups and »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Caribou decline, Arctic shipping and renewable energy: WWF – Canada looks back at 2016

The Arctic is already experiencing the effects of climate change with extremely alarming statistics on temperature rise and lack of sea ice that require urgent global action, says the president of World Wildlife Fund – Canada. “We need to take »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

More bad news for caribou

The Cree of northern Quebec are asking the Quebec provincial government to stop all sport hunting of Caribou in the region in 2017-18. The recent summer survey of the Leaf River herd and fall classification census show a massive decline »