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Consultation workbook on the addition of one population of bowhead whale to the SARA List: Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales

By answering the following questions you will help the federal government understand the benefits and impacts of adding the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whale population to the SARA List.

Please fill out the questionnaire that follows and send us your answers either by mail

Central and Arctic Region
SARA Coordinator
Freshwater Institute
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
501 University Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N6

by fax: (204) 983-5192

 or by e-mail: fwisar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

The deadline for receiving comments is March 31, 2006.

For questions or comments concerning the Species at Risk Act or concerning this consultation process, please write to us at the address given above or call us at (204) 984-0599.

 THANK YOU

Your name (optional): __________________________

Population of interest:  Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowheadwhale

What is your interest in Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales?

(for example: fishing/hunting as a food source, tourism, guiding, research, etc.)

______________________________________________________________________

1)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales to the SARA List?

£ Yes ­­                £     No

Why?

2a) Based on what you have learned about the Species at Risk Act, do you think adding Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales to the SARA List would affect your activities?

£ Yes ­­                £     No

b)   If “Yes”, do you see these effects as a cost or benefit to you, and in what way?

c) If you think adding Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales to the SARA List will have a negative effect on you or your activities, can you suggest ways to reduce the impact?

3.   Do you think you could contribute to the conservation of Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales as an individual or organization? Can you give a few examples of activities?

4.    To be effective, the recovery or conservation of a species at risk must be a cooperative process that includes organizations and individuals with knowledge of the population and the threats it faces.  Please tell us which organizations or individuals you feel should be involved in the recovery or conservation of Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort bowhead whales?

5.   Please add any other comments or concerns (include additional sheets, if necessary).

 

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS BY March 31, 2006