Caribou Conservation planning

Caribou and mining

Southee, M., Chetkiewicz, C. & Ray, J.


WCS Canada has developed an interactive story map that shows how we can track the cumulative disturbance from mineral exploration on the ranges of boreal caribou in Ontario.

Abstract

Mineral exploration activities can disturb caribou and contribute to their habitat loss. Ontario’s Far North is a region with great potential mineral wealth, including the world-class mineral deposits of chromite in the Ring of Fire. Keeping track of mineral exploration activities in this remote region is particularly important to caribou because of the sensitivity of these animals to disturbance and their need for intact spaces.

WCS Canada has developed an interactive online story map that shows how we can track the cumulative disturbance from mineral exploration on the ranges of boreal caribou in Ontario. This story map introduces a mapping tool where users can access information about mining claim ownership and the status of exploration permits all in one place, and track this disturbance over time and space.

Recommended citation

Southee, M., Chetkiewicz, C. & Ray, J. (2023). Caribou and mining. WCS Canada. https://wcs-global.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=69ce6f567b4e415d8e3bb6e4c8634b88

Meg Southee

Meg Southee

Lead Geospatial Analyst/Programmer

Cheryl Chetkiewicz

Cheryl Chetkiewicz

Director, Indigenous Communities and Conservation

Justina Ray

Justina Ray

President & Senior Scientist

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