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ACFN and MCFN Sign Significant Caribou Conservation Agreement with Canada

November 1, 2021

Wild Lands Advocate article by: Carolyn Campbell, AWA Conservation Director

Click here for a pdf version of the article.

In August 2021 the federal government,Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) released for public comment a Conservation Agreement they had negotiated for boreal woodland caribou. Such agreements are enabled under section 11 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA). AWA strongly supports this Agreement, which we believe has the potential to greatly benefit four important northeast Alberta caribou populations and ranges:the East Side Athabasca River (ESAR), West Side Athabasca River (WSAR), Red Earth and Richardson.

 

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