Tell the Premier of Manitoba to Protect Caribou


Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since the Manitoba government missed its first self-imposed deadline to protect our threatened caribou.


We need you to join more than 21,000 Manitobans who have spoken up on behalf of caribou.

Protecting the boreal forests where caribou thrive has many other benefits for Manitobans including: mitigating climate change, cleaning our air and water; and providing habitat for hundreds of other species.

Send a message with the handy form provided to help ensure the province does the work needed to help these shy and majestic forest dwellers evade extinction.

Government of Manitoba

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Woodland caribou have been provincially listed as a threatened species since 2006. The Manitoba woodland caribou recovery strategy released that same year committed the province to producing recovery plans for woodland caribou by 2009. Though an updated provincial recovery strategy was released in 2015, there are still no plans.


The federal government requested that provinces and territories complete plans for boreal woodland caribou recovery by October 2017. Manitoba ignored this request.


In December 2022, the Governments of Canada and Manitoba finalised an agreement for the conservation and recovery of the woodland caribou in Manitoba. The federal government is giving the province almost a million dollars to do what it has failed to do so far. 


The initial recovery plans for some caribou populations are now scheduled for 2025.