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This article was published 21/12/2011 (2016 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Let’s talk caribou.
That’s the invitation from Conservation Minister Dave Chomiak today as the province puts together a final plan to protect the woodland caribou in the eastern parts Manitoba.
"Boreal woodland caribou are a threatened species, and the Owl-Flintstone and Atikaki-Berens caribou populations are particularly vulnerable," Chomiak said in a news release. "We've worked with the Eastern Manitoba Woodland Caribou Advisory Committee to develop plans to protect these populations and are now seeking input from the public to make sure these plans are as complete as possible."
Chomiak said the goal is to protect the habitat of woodland caribou to ensure their long-term survival. The final action plan will likely be released by the summer of 2012.
Currently, proposed developments in any of the identified habitat areas are subject to a strict environmental review process, the minister said, adding results are used to set conditions on work plans, permits and environmental licence requests.
To review and comment on the draft caribou action plan, go to: