We are pleased to announce that the Harvest Management Plan for the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Canada is now available to the public.
The Porcupine Caribou Management Board recommended a draft Plan to the Parties in June 2009. The final Plan has been agreed to by the eight Parties responsible for the Canadian Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement – the Inuvialuit Game Council, Gwich'in Tribal Council, Vuntut Gwitchin Government, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, First Nation of NaCho Nyäk Dun, Government of Yukon, Government of the Northwest Territories and Government of Canada.
The Plan will coordinate management actions for the conservation of this essential Herd that ranges close to eight communities in five aboriginal land claim areas in two territories in Canada. It is a Plan for all times – one that will respond to the status of the Herd whether the population is high or low. The Plan presents a proactive approach, with many hard decisions already having been made if the Herd continues to decline.
HMP Implementation Plan
Summit of the Parties' Principals
On January 15, 2010, the PCMA Parties' Principals (First Nation Leaders and territorial Premiers and Ministers) met to discuss conservation of the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the proposed Harvest Management Plan. The Principals passed a motion regarding working together to finalize the HMP and work on other conservation-related issues.
Community Engagement Meetings
For more information about the Harvest Management Plan, please contact the PCMB's Executive Director.
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