Caribou Consultation meeting

A Caribou Consultation Meeting was held last evening at the Nunatsiavut Government boardroom in Nain.

Paul Macdonald, is a wildlife biologist from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

About twelve people attended this meeting and voiced many concerns.

The meeting was about ways to try and reverse declining caribou numbers in Labrador, without impeding Indigenous food supplies.

And they say the next step could be listing the Caribou species under the federal Species at Risk Act.

Macdonald says caribou consultations meetings were held in Happy Valley Goose Bay, North West River, Rigolet and Postville last year.

Consultations are planned for Makkovik and Hopedale later this week.

He says they also plan to visit and hold meetings in Natuashish and Sheshatshiu in April.

In recent years, the George River and Torngat herds have shrunk to very low levels, and this year will mark six years the province brought in a ban on hunting the animals in Labrador.

To listen to the audio of this consultation meeting that was held last evening, click here.