Draft Canada-BC Conservation Agreement for Mountain Caribou is Toothless

Photo: Jim Lawrence

Canada and British Columbia are considering another agreement to protect mountain caribou, given that the present management plans by BC have failed to stop the decline of most herds, and they are in severe danger of extinction. In response to the governments’ call for public input, VWS just sent a 4-page submission which says the agreement is toothless. BC has committed to protecting only untenured high-elevation habitat. Unless the protection of tenured, low-elevation habitat is included, the agreement is completely meaningless.

The deadline for public input is January 18, 2018.  See the draft agreement at http://registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/document/default_e.cfm?documentID=3202.
Send comments to the government at ec.ep.rpy-sar.pyr.ec@canada.ca

Download the VWS submission to government

Download the January 10, 2018 VWS Press Release

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