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Protect the boreal caribou!
The boreal caribou are in serious trouble. As industrial operations like oil and gas extraction and timber harvesting activities expand and move farther north, they are fragmenting caribou habitat and driving the animals towards extinction.
The federal government’s new draft caribou recovery strategy is, on many fronts, a huge disappointment. Instead of protecting habitat, the government wants to allow business as usual in places like Alberta’s tarsands, “stabilizing” herd populations by killing predators like wolves while allowing for further habitat destruction.
While we continue to work with forestry companies through the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to ensure caribou survival and forest sector competitiveness, we want the feds need to know that Canadians won't stand for such a weak Strategy.
It's not too late to let them know what you think of the plan. Until February 22nd, 2012, they’re accepting comments on their recovery strategy. We’re telling them that we want a strong recovery plan based on sound science rather than politics.
Tell the government you care about caribou by sending the email below.
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