The Ambler industrial mining corridor would cut through the migration route of the Western Arctic caribou herd, creating a barrier to their critical and wide-ranging seasonal paths. Research conducted on similar herds shows that the development of roads across migration routes leads to irreversible crashes in caribou populations.
- Roughly 164,000 caribou make up the Western Arctic herd – one of the largest on Earth
- Vast caribou migration ranges
- Critical cornerstone of food security and sovereignty for Indigenous communities for thousands of years