Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for Woodland Caribou, Boreal population (also called boreal caribou). The Minister prepared a recovery strategy for the species in October 2012, as per section 37 of SARA, which did not include the identification of critical habitat in northern Saskatchewan’s Boreal Shield range (SK1) due to a lack of data.

Under section 45 of SARA, the competent Minister may amend a recovery strategy at any time. This proposed Amended Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal population, in Canada is for the purposes of:

  • Identifying critical habitat in northern Saskatchewan’s Boreal Shield range (SK1)
  • Updating population and habitat condition information for all ranges across the country, based on previously published data; and
  • Other minor edits to update factual information and/or to improve internal consistency within the document

To the extent possible, this proposed amended recovery strategy has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Saskatchewan and directly affected Indigenous organizations, as per section 39 (1) of SARA.

At the time of final posting, this amended recovery strategy will replace the 2012 Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal population, in Canada.

For additional information on the Environment and Climate Change Canada science that was undertaken to inform the proposed identification of critical habitat in the SK1 range, please refer to the Science Summary Sheet #1.

Consultation period: 2019-06-28 to 2019-08-27

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Strategic Priorities Directorate
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
Gatineau, QC
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