Deline Caribou conservation plan approved

Cover of the Deline Caribou Conservation Plan (Courtesy of Deline Gotine')

The Sahtu Renewable Resources Board’s community-based caribou conservation plan is getting support from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

On February 22nd, ENR Minsiter Robert C. Mcleod wrote to the board acknowledging a harvest limit of 150 animals from the Bathurst East heard for Deline.

“The SRRB is encouraged by the Minister’s acceptance of community-based approaches to conservation in the Sahtú and his recognition that important innovations in conservation can be achieved through a co-management model that respects regional differences,” said Paul Latour, former vice-chair of the SRRB and now special advisor to the board.

The minister had previously asked for Deline’s harvest numbers be dropped to 129 bulls only.

In his letter to the SRRB, McLeod also writes that the next population survey for the Bathurst Herd is planned for June 2018.

 

Letter to Mr. Michael Neyelle - Toward a Visionary Cross-Regional Approach to Caribou Conservation in the NWT

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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