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Gaspésie Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan (2002-2012)

Conclusion

The Recovery Team believes that a lack of human intervention will result in the disappearance of the Gaspésie Woodland Caribou population in the medium term. The literature review shows that human activities have had a negative impact on caribou in general. For the Gaspésie Woodland Caribou population, these negative effects appear to have occurred primarily in the early 20th century. Protection provided by Gaspésie provincial park and the caribou habitat management plan would probably have ensured the survival of the Gaspésie population, had it not been for the arrival of a new predator. Nevertheless, the Team is convinced that the situation can be turned around in the medium term if appropriate measures are taken with respect to the species and habitat involved.