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News Release

Canada Releases Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy

OTTAWA, Ont. -- October 5, 2012 -- Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, today announced the release of the final Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population (boreal caribou).

“Our Government is committed to conserving boreal caribou, an iconic species to Canadians from coast to coast to coast”, said Minister Kent. “To protect this species, we have developed a recovery strategy that offers a strong, practical approach to conserving boreal caribou.”

The goal identified in the recovery strategy is to achieve self-sustaining local populations in all boreal caribou ranges throughout Canada.  This goal reflects the best available information, including scientific knowledge and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge. The recovery strategy follows engagement with the public, Aboriginal communities, government, industry stakeholders, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) and academia across Canada.

Success in the recovery of boreal caribou depends on the commitment, collaboration and cooperation of many different constituencies that will be involved in implementing the broad strategies and general approaches set out in this recovery strategy.

For further information, please visit the Species at Risk Public Registry.

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Adam Sweet
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment

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