Protect the Porcupine Caribou's Calving Grounds

YK_PorcupineCaribou_3.jpgJoin us in telling Prime Minister Trudeau that it's time to step up to the plate and fight against Trump's plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  

The Porcupine caribou herd is one of the last remaining healthy, barren ground herds in North America. The caribou undergo the longest migration of any land mammal on earth, with a range of over 250,000 km2 of northern tundra between Yukon and Alaska. In late spring, the herd travels to the coastal plains of the Beaufort Sea. It’s here, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where they calve.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under critical threat. The Trump Administration is quietly working to pass legislation that would allow drilling in the very location the herd uses as their calving grounds. Caribou are incredibly sensitive to light and sound. Any construction in their territory could upset their feeding, breeding and migratory habits and lead them to abandon their calving grounds altogether. This could have a grave and irreversible impact on both the health of the herd and the Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow, Yukon, who rely on the animals for their very survival.

I call on Prime Minister Trudeau to protect the Porcupine caribou herd by standing up against the Trump Administration’s push to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.