Our mandate

The Porcupine Caribou Management Board (PCMB) is an advisory board established under the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement (1985) to communicate information about the herd and provide recommendations to agencies responsible for managing the herd. The key objectives of the PCMB are to:

  • Facilitate communication between Porcupine Caribou users, the public, researchers and managers to support sustainable, coordinated management of the herd;
  • Gather and review scientific and traditional information on the herd and its habitat;
  • Encourage all harvesters to collect biological information and report their harvest;
  • Have public forums to share information and discuss issues with users and other interested groups; and
  • Provide recommendations to relevant agencies responsible for the management of the Porcupine Caribou herd and its habitat and share these recommendations with the public.

In 1987, the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on the Conservation of the Porcupine Caribou Herd was signed, establishing the International Porcupine Caribou Board (IPCB). The Chair of the PCMB is a member of the IPCB.