CPAWS is calling on provincial and territorial governments to implement caribou action plans that will give populations an 80% chance of long-term survival.
In October 2012, the federal government released the final Boreal Woodland Caribou Recovery Strategy. The Strategy says that provinces and territories have 3-5 years to implement plans that give caribou populations at least a 60% chance of long-term survival, requiring the protection of at least 65% of caribou ranges.
Governments need to do better than this. Protecting at least 75% of caribou habitat will give populations that chance they deserve to survive.