Caribou Survey Taking Place on Northern Peninsula

The Provincial Government will be conducting a population survey of woodland caribou herds over the next several weeks on the Northern Peninsula.

Surveys will take place in the vicinities of Deer Lake, Baie Verte and north along the Northern Peninsula to St. Anthony, and will include the Gregory Plateau, Aides Lake, Hampton Downs, Great Northern Peninsula, Gros Morne and St. Anthony caribou herds.

A number of caribou will be marked using a highly-visible red paint. Neither the marking of the caribou, nor the paint itself, poses any harm to the animal. As the marked animals lose their winter coat in the spring, the red marking will also disappear.

The public is also advised that low-level flying aircraft will be used in the area to conduct census work. The census will be ongoing until the end of March 2017.