Protect the Porcupine Caribou's Calving Grounds
Join 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.