Caribou recovery better with First Nations involvement: study – 680 News

Caribou recovery better with First Nations involvement: study – 680 News

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2015259 Views

Dec 17, 2015

EDMONTON – If Canada is serious about reconciliation with First Nations, a new study suggests that giving them a greater voice in caribou conservation might be a good place to start.

The Boreal Leadership Council — made up of First Nations, business leaders and environmental groups — released a study Thursday that concludes having indigenous people on board makes a big difference to conservation programs.

And, said report author Valerie Courtois, the cultural value of caribou could make the animals a powerful way to bring indigenous and mainstream society together.

Read More: http://www.680news.com/2015/12/17/caribou-recovery-better-with-first-nations-involvement-study/

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