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DECLINING CARIBOU: SHARED CONCERNS, SHARED SOLUTIONS

September 11-13, 2012.
Delta Centre-Ville, 777 rue University, Montréal, Québec.

Since the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee ("the HFTCC") organised its first caribou workshop in Montréal in January 2010, more recent information has confirmed that the numbers of the Leaf River and George River migratory caribou herds and those of the Torngat Mountains herd have diminished and are continuing to decline.

In collaboration with the TORNGAT WILDLIFE AND PLANTS CO-MANAGEMENT BOARD and the NUNATSIAVUT GOVERNMENT, the HFTCC is organising a second workshop where stakeholders can look for solutions and share their views on the role that the various user-groups should play to try to contribute to the recovery of the caribou herds of the Québec-Labrador peninsula.

The workshop will feature presentations on the status of the herds as well as accounts from co-management board members who have had to deal with declining caribou herds elsewhere in the country. It will bring together representatives of the main user-groups of both provinces, including the Aboriginal peoples who traditionally harvest these herds, specialists who have played a key role in knowledge acquisition for these herds, and the responsible wildlife managers of the Aboriginal and provincial governments.

There is no registration fee. Presentations will be in French or in English, with simultaneous interpretation available at no cost. Space is limited, we therefore encourage you to register as soon as possible.