Caribou Patrol Program

By: Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada

For decades, AWN, the “Rocky Mountain People,” have witnessed the decline of woodland caribou. Following the advice of the Elders who said, “We must speak for those that have no voice,” AWN created CPP, providing a conduit to share traditional ecological knowledge and to demonstrate their core value of Protection and Preservation of the Environment in a hands-on, meaningful way. The CPP has effectively reduced vehicle collisions with woodland caribou, involved the public through education and outreach, and improved knowledge of local caribou herds and other species through data collection and research. Through the incorporation of traditional and scientific knowledge, the CPP has demonstrated innovation in action, reducing environmental impact and creating balance in the natural world.

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