Weekly Update: Newfoundland Caribou Project Reveals Habitat Key to Sustainable Management

“For every problem, there is a simple and obvious solution; which is will not work!”

This was an amazing project that I was happy to be involved with. I had friends and associates telling me it was all due to coyotes, or bears, or lynx, or who knows what, but everyone had a theory; that was proven wrong!
Congratulations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with Shane Mahoney’s overall leadership, Safari Club International Foundation with Matt Eckert’s guideness, and a whole herd of professional individuals, volunteers and Educational institutions.

First For Wildlife


For over eight years, SCI Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Environment and Conservation to support a major research program on Newfoundland Island’s woodland caribou population. The long-term scientific study has made these caribou one of the best studied wildlife populations in the world. We are pleased to present results from the project’s final report, which lays a foundation for a new comprehensive management plan.

In the 1990s, Newfoundland’s large population of caribou began to crash. The magnitude of the loss, a decline of approximately 62% of the population in one decade, and uncertainty over the causes sparked concern for local stakeholders. Woodland caribou represent an important natural resource for the island’s economy and culture. In 2008, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Sustainable Development and Strategic Science Division established the Caribou Strategy, a 5-year research initiative, to determine the factors driving…

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