The Tahltan Central Government and the Province says they will work together toward the development and implementation of a world-class wildlife regime.
This would be led by Tahltan knowledge and expertise that will protect and preserve wildlife, culture and way of being.
According to the province, the British Columbia Accord on Wildlife Management outlines a vision and commitment for establishing a wildlife stewardship regime in Tahltan Territory.
It added that the accord highlights the Tahltan Central Government’s ongoing efforts to address the wildlife concerns of Tahltan people by protecting wildlife.
This would put a focus on caribou and predator management.
The province also said that this would build on and continue years of efforts to collaboratively advance enhanced wildlife stewardship.
This new wildlife management system will have three core elements:
- Joint wildlife governance
- Joint information and data collection
According to BC, the agreement is an integral step along the reconciliation pathway between the Province and the Tahltan Nation.
Additionally, immediate measures will be implemented that include caribou and moose monitoring plans and support for Tahltan predator monitoring and management.