December 4, 2014
Images of reindeer and snowy evergreens are a memorable part of our seasonal celebrations, and they’re springing up all around us right now. This leads me to think about our reindeer cousins right here in Manitoba – the woodland caribou – and my recent journeys this past summer into the caribou’s winter home.
News Release - December 4, 2014
Woodland caribou around Nopiming Provincial Park need a protected winter home
WINNIPEG – As we celebrate this snowy winter holiday season, the Wilderness Committee is calling on Manitobans to let the provincial government know we want to give our reindeer cousins – the woodland caribou – a protected winter home.
The province's approval of Hudbay's Reed Mine copper project in Grass River Provincial Park, which was granted on Sept. 24, is not going over well with the Wilderness Committee, which opposed the mine because of its proximity to the habitat of woodland caribou, a provincially and federally protected species.