Recovery Strategies

Gaspésie Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan (2002-2012) (Rangifer tarandus caribou)

The distribution of the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) has declined considerably since the middle of the 19th century. In eastern North America, the Gaspésie population is now the only Woodland Caribou herd to be found south of the St. Lawrence River. This relict and genetically distinct population is in a very precarious situation, and was designated as an endangered species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), in May 2002. In September 2001, the Quebec government classified the species and its habitat as vulnerable.

In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of Québec has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt the Gaspésie Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan (2002-2012) (Rangifer tarandus caribou) under Section 44 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Environment Canada has added an addendum which completes the SARA requirements for this recovery strategy.

Consultation period: 2007-02-27 to 2007-04-27

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Recovery Planning
Canadian Wildlife Service
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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Related Species

  • Caribou  (Atlantic-Gaspésie population)

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