Greenpeace urges provinces to act now for caribou protection

Press release - November 2, 2017
31 October 2017 (Toronto) - In reaction to the Federal government’s five-year report on the progress of the recovery-strategy implementation for woodland caribou which was released today, Shane Moffatt, head of Greenpeace Canada’s Forest Campaign, said:

31 October 2017 (Toronto) - In reaction to the Federal government’s five-year report on the progress of the recovery-strategy implementation for woodland caribou which was released today, Shane Moffatt, head of Greenpeace Canada’s Forest Campaign, said:

“Today’s report confirms that woodland caribou habitat disturbance has increased because the provinces have simply not done enough to protect and save this threatened species.

The iconic Canadian species has been listed as threatened for the last 15 years and it is clear that much more efforts are needed. The report is a wake-up call for governments to take action while there is still time.

Delivering greater protections for woodland caribou will help Canada meet its international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity to protect 17 percent of its lands and inland waters by 2020. Taking these steps in partnership with Indigenous Peoples furthermore  offers Canada an important opportunity to respect its obligations under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Contact:
Rania Massoud, communications officer, Greenpeace Canada, 438-929-7447,