Investigation into Potential Caribou Hunting South of Churchill Falls
The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is investigating a possible illegal hunt of caribou south of Churchill Falls near the Labrador – Quebec border by a group of individuals from Quebec.
Authorities in this province and in Quebec along with Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement) are working to make all reasonable efforts to protect caribou in Labrador.
The hunting of caribou in Labrador is prohibited. The Boreal Caribou, which inhabit this region in Labrador, are considered ‘threatened’, and thus protected under the Newfoundland and Labrador Endangered Species Act. Boreal Caribou are also listed as ‘threatened’ under the federal Species at Risk Act.
This investigation is unrelated to the illegal caribou hunt, which occurred recently in Southern Labrador.
Anyone with information regarding this issue is encouraged to call the Resource Enforcement Division’s Labrador Regional Office at 709-896-7973, the provincial 24/7 poaching line at 1-877-820-0999, or provide a report online.