Campaign Recent Developments: Woodland Caribou

3 days 13 hours ago
April 29, 2015 A convocation of eagles had appeared ahead of me, but I was still fumbling to free my camera from the depths of my backpack.
14 weeks 14 hours ago
What does it take to save a species? It takes people like you – people who care about our wildlife and know we are still lucky enough to live in a country that is home to grizzly bears, killer whales, bobolinks, blue-tailed skinks and western toads.
25 weeks 6 days ago
November 4, 2015 In the fall of 2010, we held a news conference to raise awareness about devastated woodland caribou habitat in northwest Manitoba. Stark images of burnt forests and logging clearcuts lined the walls of the room. I had just returned from a week in the north, patrolling back roads and hiking through the forests, looking at the range of the NAOSAP and Reed Lake caribou herds. We needed to get the word out that caribou were in real trouble up there.
27 weeks 10 hours ago
WC Policy Director Gwen Barlee is featured in this news clip about the BC government's controversial plan to protect caribou by killing wolves – a strategy that may have been influenced by forest industry concerns over preserving habitat, according to recently revealed FOI documents. The clip also features the response from BC's Minister of Environment.
27 weeks 1 day ago
In this radio interview, Wilderness Committee Policy Director Gwen Barlee discusses documents obtained via Freedom of Information (FOI)requests, suggesting that the forest industry had a hand in the BC government's decision to start a controversial wolf cull instead of preserving habitat for endangered caribou.
28 weeks 5 days ago
The Selinger government has released its 10-year plan on how to better protect the boreal woodland caribou. The caribou were declared a threatened species in 2006, with logging and mineral exploration cited as reasons why, as well as over-hunting and disease. The new strategy released Thursday by the government aims to both maintain the local population while ensuring the effective management and protection of their habitat, said Conservation Minister Tom Nevakshonoff, in a press release.
44 weeks 5 days ago
  This is a TV news story about a scientific report out of Mexico that shows that global extinction rates are 100 times the natural level. The Wilderness Committee's Gwen Barlee is interviewed for this story. Despite the extinction crisis BC still has no provincial endangered species law.
52 weeks 13 hours ago
Indigenous Canadians and the environment are the big losers in a federal budget that claws back a previous commitment toward aboriginal education and makes no mention of the term "climate change."
1 year 20 weeks ago
The Wilderness Committee is calling on the Manitoba government to give woodland caribou a protected home this winter.