1. Addressing the Adverse Effects of Unsustainable Overexploitation Pressure on Caribou: The Government also announced its intention to sign the Bilateral Nature Conservation Agreement for Southern Mountain Caribou (Section 11). The agreement provides a framework for cooperation between Canada and B.C. to work with Indigenous nations, local governments, industry and communities to develop management plans for southern mountain caribou. After consultation with the Committee, the parties to the Partnership Agreement may amend these Terms of Use by written agreement. “For thousands of years, caribou have given us food, clothing and tools to survive harsh winters. For us, it`s not just animals. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends and our ancestors. Caribou have been suffering for decades as their habitat is being destroyed little by little. They need us now, all of us. This partnership agreement gives us hope. This means that help is on the way. – Roland Willson, Chief of west Moberly First Nations The signing of these two agreements represents a historic collaboration between all levels of government, including Indigenous partners, to implement measures such as habitat protection and restoration, recreation management and mother-tongue writing.

“There are no closures specifically in the snowmobile partnership agreement,” he said, adding that there would be a working group that would specifically delineate where snowmobiling can take place. The mountain caribus is an endangered subspecies of woodland caribou. Some groups in the southern Rockies have fewer than 15 animals. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club) According to the governments, the partnership agreement promises long-term support for these restoration efforts, including multi-year funding for maternal writing, habitat restoration, and a program for Indigenous guardians. 88. This Partnership Agreement is not a treaty or land claims agreement within the meaning of section 25 or 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. 44. British Columbia will take appropriate measures to ensure that conservation measures to be applied in one area are not offset by an increase in caribou activities in other areas of caribou habitat in the PINE, Quintet or Narraway UPLs are harmful. In 2013, the Klinse-za caribou herd had only 16 animals and was on the verge of extinction. West Moberly and Saulteau began a kindergarten writing program to give newborns a better chance of escaping predators.

With habitat restoration and a combination of scientific and traditional management measures, the population of Klinse za has increased to more than 80 animals. “This agreement is an excellent example of reconciliation and an important step towards restoring treaty 8 rights.” “A new analysis by the Wilderness Committee shows that human influence on mountain caribou habitat for more than 80% of these herds exceeds recovery thresholds under the Species at Risk Act. We will help First Nations, B.C and Canada use this model for troubled caribou further south. We owe it to caribou and future generations to take our responsibility to these endangered species seriously. The Partnership Agreement contains commitments that the parties will make to support the expansion of protected caribou habitat, including Klin-se-za Provincial Park. Launch of an Aboriginal Guardian Program; participation in collaborative knowledge sharing and research; and the continued implementation of effective caribou recovery measures, such as . B maternity enclosure. After years of respectful dialogue, Government B.C partnered with saulteau and West Moberly First Nations and the federal government to reach a historic agreement to protect southern mountain caribuses in northeastern British Columbia.C while taking into account the social and economic well-being of communities and stakeholders in the region. . .