After 5 years of delaying, provinces and territories have failed to follow through with measures to protect the boreal woodland caribou. Herds have been declining across the country at an alarming rate and may soon become extinct in some areas. Meanwhile, our federal government is not providing the leadership required to halt this crisis in the forest.
The caribou is a key indicator of how the forest is doing. Put simply, a healthy caribou population means a healthy boreal. And by protecting its habitat, we can not only support many other species, but we can also help fight climate change.