The Province has committed to a new long-term, comprehensive, science-based approach to protect and preserve caribou populations – the Caribou Recovery Program. The Province has put aside $50 million over five years to get this program established.
Two ministries will jointly lead delivery of the program: the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ECCS) and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). But, success depends on the participation of many other provincial agencies and the federal government.
There will be significant changes in regulations, leadership, program design and measurement, data management and accessibility. We will deepen the science to better understand this species and our affect on the herds and their habitats.
There will be closer relationships with First Nations that reflect the government’s commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We will pursue partnerships with affected sectors, communities, partners and federal agencies.