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Valhalla Wilderness Society questions caribou protection plan

A local environmental group feels a proposed draft agreement between the B-C Government and Environment Canada wont go far enough in helping to protect endangered central and south mountain caribou.

Valhalla Wilderness Society spokeswoman Anne Sherrod feels the agreement would make a laughing stock of the Species at Risk Act.

Sherrod says it doesn’t go far enough to ensure the animals are protected in their habitats.

She wants industrial activities to stop in all areas earmarked as habitat for the animals and adds winter activities such as snowmobiling should cease in those areas.

The proposed plan would only protect caribou that live at higher elevations.

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