Send Letter Urging Stronger Protection for Endangered Boreal Woodland Caribou

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**Less than two weeks remain for you to help protect the Boreal Woodland Caribou by sending a letter urging stronger protection for this endangered species**

The Boreal Woodland Caribou is threatened by industrial activities that have caused some herds to be critically endangered – and the rest are under increasing pressure.

The federal government recently proposed a recovery strategy  to boost the Caribou’s numbers. While an important step in the right direction, it needs to be stronger to ensure a return to vibrant Boreal Woodland Caribou populations across the country.

How can you help? The recovery strategy is open to public comment until February 22, 2012. Send a letter asking Environment Minister Peter Kent to take these measures:

1. Strengthen the goal

The proposed strategy allows a 40% chance that herds will continue to decline – this is an unacceptably weak threshold. Make it a strategy for recovery, not continued decline.

2. Protect more habitat

The proposal would keep, at most, only 65% of the caribou’s range intact, and as little as 5%.  Much more than 65% of habitat needs to remain intact for self-sustaining caribou populations to thrive.

3. Don’t kill wolves instead of protecting caribou

Indefinite killing of wolves, moose, and deer is not an acceptable alternative to protecting caribou habitat. This is not a sustainable solution – protecting intact habitat is the solution.

With your help, we can speak up on behalf of the Boreal Woodland Caribou and ensure stronger measures are taken to protect this iconic species. Send your letter today!