That`s why Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced today that Canada has concluded two final conservation agreements with British Columbia and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations to accelerate the recovery of the southern Caribou Mountain. He was accompanied at the signing in Vancouver by Chief Ken Cameron of the Saulteau First Nations; Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations and Minister No. Columbia, including Minister of Honour Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forestry, Land, Conservation and Rural Development; George Heyman, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change; Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mining and Petroleum Resources. Together, today`s agreements point to a clear path and set achievable goals for stabilizing and restoring the southern caribou mountain. The agreements are also a model for Karibuim`s continued recovery throughout the country. The final conservation agreements were developed through consultation and with input from relevant communities, First Nations and stakeholders. Links to the agreements can be find below. The Section 11 bilateral agreement between Canada and British Columbia establishes a framework for cooperation and provides for immediate and long-term measures to support the conservation and recovery of the Southern Caribou Mountain in each of the northern, central and southern groups of the province. These measures include commitments to habitat protection and restoration, herd planning, livestock management, primary prey management, hunting, science, Aboriginal knowledge, recreation management, maternal and captive breeding, and surveillance. “The Alberta government has taken action with Aboriginal peoples, industry stakeholders and many other measures to support caribou recovery, and I believe this agreement will help fulfill its obligations to future generations of Canadians,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada`s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.