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Guardians group plans summit aimed at caribou conservation – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202323 Views

Jan 26, 2023

Caribou Guardians Coalition supports local, regional caribou guardian programs in the North

A plan to bolster the dwindling Bathurst caribou herd will be the focus of a summit to be held this spring, the Caribou Guardians Coalition has announced.

The coalition, whose membership includes a wide range of groups from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories with an interest in conservation, also hopes to establish a secretariat as part of its effort to help the herd, it said in a news release earlier this month.

It has held six workshops focused on planning and establishing the secretariat since 2020, according to Earl Evans, a representative for the coalition from the Northwest Territories Métis Nation who also chairs the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board.

He said the coalition’s goal is to “direct all our guardian programs that are out on the range to have a central place to bring all our findings to try to help revitalize the Bathurst herd.”

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