Stepping in to save the Charlevoix Woodland Caribou population
The only successful re-introduction of Caribou in North America happened right here in the Charlevoix region.
The Woodland Caribou were brought into the Charlevoix in the 1970s, and although the herd reached over 125 individuals in the 1990's, their numbers have been plummetting.
The Huron-Wendat nation Band Council has set out to protect the species, and they want to do this by reducing the black bear population, the Caribou's main predator.
Amelie D'Astous, project coordinator at the Nionwentsïo Office with the Huron-Wendat Nation Band Council, explains how they'll do it.