TAKE ACTION: Manitoba government misses caribou protection deadlines
It’s well past time for the Manitoba government to stop dragging its feet and take strong action to protect our threatened caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said Wednesday.
Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since the Manitoba government missed its first self-imposed deadline to protect our threatened caribou. A federal deadline came and went nearly a year ago. To make matters worse, the province still has not even scheduled key consultations. And our sources indicate that the province’s end-of-2018 deadline may also slip by with no plans in place.
We need you to join more than 21,000 Manitobans who have spoken up on behalf of caribou.
“Caribou are a flagship species for the boreal and have been making headlines for decades,” said Ron Thiessen, executive director of CPAWS Manitoba.
“If the Manitoba government fails to protect a species of such significance, then what does that say about how they’re managing all of our wildlife?”
These beautiful creatures were added to the threatened species list in 2003 after their numbers in Manitoba dropped to around 2,500 animals. If we don’t act soon, we could lose them forever.
Help ensure recovery plans for woodland caribou in Manitoba are a priority and that their management is provided with the resources required to do it right. Send a message with this handy form.
Learn more about the plight of woodland caribou in Manitoba here.
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Hon. Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba
Cc: Hon. Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sustainable Development