Environmental groups break new caribou conservation agreement between Ontario and Ottawa

Environmental groups say a five-year agreement to protect caribou between the federal government and Ontario falls short.

The Wildlands League, the David Suzuki Foundation and Ontario Nature say the recently reached agreement encourages the clearing of forest areas that are part of the boreal caribou habitat.

They say the deal threatens the survival of the province’s estimated 5,000 caribou.

The federal government and the province say they closed the deal last week.

They both say they are taking measures to support the recovery of the endangered species.

Both governments say they are planning and implementing habitat restoration activities.

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