Further to our news story on April 29, 2014, we are pleased to advise that the Klinse-Za Maternal Penning Project released 19 Caribou back to the wild. On July 7th, 10 cows and 9 calves that were part of the maternal penning project were gently released and will be monitored over the next year to assess the project’s success. Please see the Peace Northern Caribou Committee (PNCC) news release here.
Brian Pate, a PNCC Technical Team member noted that they “are embarking on a larger 5-year strategy of maternal penning, predator management and habitat restoration which [they] hope will work towards building self-sustaining populations of caribou throughout the South Peace.”
This is great news for the caribou, and for the Treaty 8 First Nations in the South Peace Region.