Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent is refusing to issue an emergency order to protect caribou in Alberta despite a court order asking him to do so in light of rapid population decline.
He insists that Alberta’s caribou recovery strategy – which relies on killing wolves – is adequate. However, wolves aren’t the real problem. Industrial development, such as the rapid expansion of the tar sands is what has pushed caribou to the brink.
Science shows that killing wolves won’t save caribou in the long term – only habitat protection will protect them. Tell the federal government to stop blaming wolves for a problem humans have created, and to get to the root of the problem by protecting caribou habitat now.
Please take a moment to send a letter to Environment Minister Peter Kent demanding he take real steps to protect caribou: