Caribou Board Tracking Impact Of Industry On Herds

Friday, September 30, 2005 at 13:26



Observation cards are being sent out this fall to some Dene residents in northern Saskatchewan by the region’s caribou management board.


The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq management group is seeking to get a better handle on industrial activities it believes may be damaging the health of caribou.


Spokesman Ross Thompson says certain activities, such as low-flying aircraft, are disturbances to the animals that concern board members greatly.


He is encouraging any resident who receives a card to jot down information about things they believe are damaging to the health of the animals.


Thompson says the cards are being translated from English into Dene this week.


Northern residents who serve on the board are being given the cards to hand out.