Parc de La Vérendrye: the Anishnabeg demand an extension of the moratorium on moose hunting

La V&érendrye Park: the Anishnabeg demand an extension of the moratorium on hunting to moose

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The Anishnabe Nation demanded, on Tuesday, an extension of the moratorium on moose hunting in La Vérendrye Park, in order to protect the species which is still in decline.&nbsp ;

According to a study carried out by the community, the results of which are to be revealed on Friday afternoon, moose are still threatened by hunting and logging.

“The moose are threatened by poor management of sport hunting and they are hunted excessively by sport hunters in La Verendrye and surrounding areas on Anishnabeg territory,” the committee assessed in its report, concluding that “the moose are suffering because of colonialism.”

“Causes identified in the study include an overabundance of sport hunters, problematic hunting regulations that allow overhunting of female moose, poaching and wasting , as well as hunting strategies technology used by sport hunters,” the Anishnabe Moose Committee continued in a statement. , favored by climate change, also contribute to the decline of the population according to the Anishnabe Nation.

Quebec had decreed a moratorium on moose hunting in the wildlife reserve in 2021 and 2022, after a fall hot marked by tensions between hunters and indigenous activists, in 2020.