It is time to act for boreal woodland caribou!

Dear CPAWS Supporters,

You’ve shown your support for protecting boreal woodland caribou through our petitions and actions in recent years. Now, we need your help to urge the Quebec Government to take action and implement protection measures.

In a CPAWS report from last December, Quebec received a “low” grade for its progress in the conservation of the threatened boreal woodland caribou. Despite having the necessary tools to protect caribou, no efficient measures have been established to assure its long-term survival.

Some provinces are willing to move forward on this topic. For example, Manitoba just released its first caribou recovery plan. In February, Boreal woodland caribou was designated as a threatened species in Northwest Territories’ provincial legislation.

But Quebec is going backwards. In Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, an important region for boreal woodland caribou in Canada, mayors have called for a 10-year moratorium on protected areas!

In addition, FSC certifications ensuring sustainable forestry were recently lost in the same region.

Yet, the science is clear: medium- to large-sized protected areas are necessary to assure caribou survival within this region and the boreal forest.

Now, more than ever, we must find a way to reconcile caribou conservation and economic prosperity.

This is possible, but we must act quickly. New roads and logging operations are anticipated in key caribou habitat in the coming months. For the caribou, it’s now or never.

Send a message to Quebec’s recently elected decision-makers to call for the protection of woodland caribou!