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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 narwhals and two populations of bowhead whales (Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin population and Davis Strait-Baffin Bay 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):

Narwhal population:

What is your interest in the narwhals?

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

 

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

£ Yes ­­                £     No

Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2a) Based on what you have learned about the Species at Risk Act, do you think adding narwhals 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 narwhals 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 narwhals 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 narwhals?

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS BY March 31, 2006

Your name (optional):

Bowhead whale population of interest: 

£Hudson Bay - Foxe Basin population ­­      £  Davis Strait - Baffin Bay population

What is your interest in 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 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 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 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 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 the bowhead whales?

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS BY March 31, 2006