First Nation concerned government delays putting threatened caribou at further risk – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2018154 Views

Ontario committed to relocate caribou by helicopter in early December to protect population from wolves

Jan. 11, 2018

A northern Ontario First Nation says the provincial government has taken too long to implement a plan to save one of Ontario’s southernmost caribou populations from being wiped out entirely.

The woodland caribou population on Michipicoten Island, a provincial park near the northern shore of Lake Superior, has declined since four wolves ventured onto the island by way of an ice bridge during the winter of 2013-14.

The following winter, officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry captured the wolves, put radio collars on them, and released them back onto the island.

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