The theme of the workshop is “Caribou Conservation and Management: What’s Working?” It has been three decades since the first North American Caribou Workshop was held in Whitehorse in 1983. With the 15th Workshop returning to Whitehorse, it is a fitting opportunity to examine what we have achieved, as managers, biologists, and other interested groups with respect to advancing caribou conservation and management. Have we been successful in our efforts to ensure caribou populations are being managed in a sustainable fashion? What has worked, what hasn’t worked, and what can we do differently? A full day will be devoted to presentations dealing explicitly with conservation and management initiatives throughout North America, and elsewhere, that address these questions.
In addition to three days of technical sessions, there will be one day of workshops on May 12 and a field trip day on May 16. Registration and abstract submission will be conducted on-line through our website at www.2014nacw.ca, and will begin in July 2013.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 15th North American Caribou Workshop, we look forward to an exciting meeting and hope to see you in Whitehorse in May 2014.