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Consultation Workbook on the addition of the Atlantic Walrus to the SARA List as a species of Special Concern

Let Us Know What You Think

By answering the following questions you will help the federal government understand the benefits and impacts of adding the Atlantic walrus to the SARA List.

Please fill out the questionnaire that follows and send us your answers either by mail or fax to one of the following DFO offices

Central and Arctic Region
SARA Coordinator
Freshwater Institute
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
501 University Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N6
Email: fwisar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Fax: 204-983-5192


Quebec Region
SARA Coordinator
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Bolx 1000, 850 route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, Quebec
G5H 3Z4
Fax: 418-775-0542
Toll-Free: 1-877-775-0848


Newfoundland and Labrador Region
SARA Coordinator
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
St. John’s Newfoundland
A1C 5X1
Email: Osborned@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Fax: 709-772-4583


Maritimes Region
SARA Coordinator
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
1 Challenger Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4A2
Email: XMARSARA@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Toll-Free: 1-866-891-0771


Gulf Region SARA Coordinator Fisheries and Oceans Canada 343 Université Avenue Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6 Email :GLF-SARA-LEP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fax : 506-851-2620

The deadline for receiving comments is February 28, 2007.

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


Your name (optional):

Why are Atlantic walrus important to you?  

Please choose an option that best reflects your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

 Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeither agree nor disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeI have no opinion
I think that Atlantic walrus are valuable because they play an important role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems      
I think that Atlantic walrus will be valuable to future generations      
I think that many people in Canada value Atlantic walrus even though they may never personally see one      
I think Atlantic walrus are valuable because they provide food and cultural benefits through subsistence hunts      
Other (please specify)      

1)  Are you in favour of the Government of Canada adding Atlanticwalrus to the SARA List?

 Yes                      No                         Undecided







2a) Based on what you have learned about the Species at Risk Act, do you think adding Atlanticwalrus 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 Atlanticwalrus 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 Atlantic walrus 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 think should be involved in the recovery or conservation of Atlantic walrus.

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

Please submit comments by February 28, 2007