Province of Ontario launches new program to protect caribou

Boreal caribou swimming through open water

The Ontario government is investing up to $20 million into a new Caribou Conservation Stewardship Program, aimed at supporting projects working towards maintenance and recovery of caribou populations across the province. Eligible projects include habitat management, restoration, monitoring, and threat reduction initiatives, as well as research and the gathering, sharing, and/or weaving of local and Indigenous Knowledge.

The application period for the program closes on September 28, 2023.

More information about the program, including application instructions, can be found here: Caribou Conservation Stewardship Program |

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