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Protect the woodland caribou: environmentally safe logging

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The Woodland Caribou's habitat is in boreal forests all throughout Canada. But they're an endangered species; there's a population in Canada that's threatened, one with special concern, two populations officially endangered, and another two that have no status. Caribous tend to only have one calf per spring and a calf's survival rate is 30 to 50% making a herds recovery very difficult.

A major contributor to the struggles of the Woodland Caribou is logging companies logging their habitat. The Woodland Caribou have vanished from at least 40% of their southern range in less than 100 years. The current population estimate is 1.5 million individuals overall.

Satellite imagery showed that the agreement set to protect 70 million acres of the Woodland Caribou's habitat in the boreal forest, created in 2010, was violated in two locations within Quebec. The permanent agreement did not succeed because multiple parties "walked away from the table" as a result. The Quebec Government has since then stepped in, but this is not the case for all areas of Canada.

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