Global Forest Watch Canada: New report maps disturbances and restoration-protection opportunities for Woodland Caribou in Northern Quebec.
Ottawa, July 14, 2011 - According to a study released today by Global Forest Watch Canada (GFWC), critical woodland caribou habitat in the James Bay region of northern Quebec is being rapidly impacted by roads and logging.
This follows the release yesterday of a report by the International Boreal Conservation Campaign, Keeping woodland caribou in the boreal forest: Big challenge, immense opportunity, which provides a guide for conserving woodland caribou over the long termIt provides a broad overview of the state of woodland caribou, leading causes of their decline, and concludes with proactive steps needed to be taken to ensure this iconic species is not lost forever.
The Canadian Boreal Initiative has released the following comment on the GFWC report:
Valérie Courtois, RPF, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Relations:
Suzann Méthot, Regional Director for Quebec:
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