From CBC News:
_The Yukon government imposed the measures, effective immediately, to curb a decline in the Porcupine caribou herd, considered the Yukon’s largest herd. Government wildlife officials estimate the herd to have between 90,000 and 100,000 animals, which is only half the size it was 20 years ago.
_”Personally, I think it couldn’t come soon enough,” Chief Joe Linklater of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon, told CBC News.
“There is an aboriginal right to hunt, but as far as I’m concerned, with rights come responsibilities. And those rights aren’t going to mean a whole heck of a lot when there’s no more caribou to hunt.”