Court wonders why some caribou herds need not survive

 

Court wonders why some caribou herds need not survive

8/4/2011

 
A recent decision of the Federal Court has resulted in the setting aside of the federal Minister of Environment’s decision not to recommend to the Governor in Council that an emergency protection order be issued under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect Alberta’s woodland caribou.  Several First Nations and environmental groups had sought a emergency order under SARA to identify and protect woodland caribou habitat in the province.  The Minister is mandated by SARA to recommend the issuance of an order when he or she has formed an opinion that there is an imminent threat to the survival or recovery of a listed species.
 
Read “Court wonders why some caribou herds need not survive” on the ELC blog.
 
 


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