Crees and Conservation Group Call for Moratorium on Forestry Development in the Habitat of Vulnerable Woodland Caribou

CPAWS and Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) – are jointly demanding an immediate halt in forestry development in the habitat of vulnerable woodland caribou, until their common concerns can be addressed by Québec. The call comes following last week’s release of the provincial woodland caribou recovery strategy, published three years behind schedule by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). The strategy proposes actions to recover caribou populations, with the objective of “maintaining current caribou distribution throughout Québec”. Ironically, MRNF is now preparing to approve a series of major roads and logging operations in some of the last virgin forests of the Cree territory – an area of important woodland caribou habitat that both Crees and environmental groups agree must be protected.

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