'Shocking': Canada's caribou decline as Ontario stumbles on recovery efforts
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By Ottawa Metro News, October 23, 2017

Ontario once led the way in boreal caribou recovery planning, but now the province has failed alongside most other jurisdictions to develop critical range protection plans by a deadline laid out five years ago.

The science is clear that further habitat protection is needed, but the provinces and territories are “all very behind,” said Justina Ray, the president and senior scientist of the Wildlife Conservation Society and a field biologist who has advised both the federal and provincial governments.

In the meantime, the Woodland Caribou boreal population has continued to decline, a signal the entire ecosystem could be at risk, she said.


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