Boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) is one of Canada’s most iconic species. On November 14, 2018, Wildlands League called on the federal government to step in and protect boreal caribou critical habitat in two ranges in northwestern Ontario. Read the legal petition submitted by Ecojustice here.
On May 1 2018, the Government of Canada finally published its first section 63 report for boreal caribou. Read our statement here.
Also see the scientists’ letter here debunking the Forest Products Association of Canada’s claims on caribou.
Wildlands League has been sounding the alarm on boreal caribou for a number of years because scientists were concerned at the rate by which boreal woodland caribou were disappearing – due largely to human destruction of their habitat. Caribou are bellwethers of the Boreal Forest’s health. They thrive in landscapes that are largely untouched by industrial development.