Section 11 of the Federal Species at Risk Act allows a federal minister to enter into an agreement "with any government of Canada, organization or person to benefit a vulnerable species or improve its survival in the wild." These include boreal caribou considered threatened in Canada and the NWT. Where can I get more information and more about draft contracts? "From the beginning, this government has been committed to protecting this iconic species. There is no doubt that we have had to face some challenges on this path, but I am proud of the way in which the parties have persevered in the search for solutions - and today`s agreement is a great step forward. The Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Land, Natural Resources and Rural Development for British Columbia "The nature protection agreements announced today are courageous steps to support the survival and recovery of the iconic Southern Mountain Caribou in British Columbia. He has done a lot of work to bring us here today. I would like to thank and recognize the leaders of Saulteau and the West Moberly First Nations for their continued intercession and leadership in these agreements. I would also like to thank the Government of British Columbia for its partnership. .