Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Consultations Taking Place on George River Caribou Herd

The status of the George River Caribou Herd will be up for discussion during consultations over the next two days.

Various stakeholders and government representatives will be meeting in Labrador to discuss the current state of the herd.

A post-calving census was conducted this summer.

The census has shown a significant decline in the herd.

Stakeholders will discuss what should be done in terms of harvest management approaches.

The season for non-aboriginals was postponed this year due to the concerns.

The provincial Department of Environment and Conservation is welcoming concerns from the public and interested groups.

Interested people can submit their concerns to the department.

Submissions will be accepted until October 26, 2010.

The George River Caribou Herd is the largest caribou herd in the world.

The herd migrates between Labrador and Quebec.

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