Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: LL17-162

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. LL17-162 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

Two caribou heads (with antlers) were collected from individuals that died in an avalanche in Banff National Park. They will be processed by a taxidermist and then kept by Parks Canada Agency interpretive staff for use in public outreach and education initiatives. The caribou belonged to the Southern Mountain Population of Woodland Caribou, which is listed on Schedule 1 of SARA as Threatened. Possession of a derivative of a listed individual is prohibited under SARA s.32(2).

Start Date: 2017-10-01   End Date: 2067-12-31

Issuing Authority: Parks Canada Agency

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act
  • Canada National Parks Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia

Affected Species:

The heads were acquired from caribou that died of natural causes. There are no adverse impacts to the species as a result of collecting and possessing the heads for outreach and education purposes. An alternative would have been to leave the carcasses in the wild; however, using them for outreach and education will benefit recovery efforts for the species. There will be no adverse impacts to the ability to achieve population and distribution objectives for the species, and therefore the activity will not jeopardize survival or recovery of the species.

Contact Person(s)
Parks Canada
Species Conservation and Management
Natural Resource Conservation
Parks Canada
30 Victoria Street 3rd floor
Gatineau, QC
J8X 0B3
Tel: 888-773-8888
Fax: 819-420-9273

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