Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chisana Caribou Management Plan released

Environment Yukon: "Chisana caribou management plan released
January 16, 2013 - The Management Plan for the Chisana Caribou Herd 2010-2015 calls for a collaborative approach to promote the sustainable use of wildlife resources. It is intended to support a stable or increasing population of Chisana caribou in western Yukon. The Government of Yukon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, White River First Nation, Kluane First Nation, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service jointly developed the plan."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Projet Caribou - bienvenue (Project Caribou in French!!)

Projet Caribou - bienvenue:

L'ouvrage « Projet Caribou » est un document pédagogique produit par le ministère de l'Environnement du Yukon avec la collaboration de plusieurs juridictions nord-américaines. Le ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF) du Québec rend disponible aujourd'hui l'adaptation québécoise de ce document. Ce projet a été rendu possible par le réinvestissement dans le domaine de la faune à la suite de la révision tarifaire entrée du 1er avril 2009.

Caribou Anatomy: cool interactive website

Caribou Anatomy:

About this project

Healthy caribou and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus spp.) are vital to communities and indigenous cultures throughout the Arctic. Many northerners continue to depend on caribou and reindeer for food and as a focus for cultural and economic activities. Wild caribou and reindeer are also keystone species in the circumpolar north and are critical for the maintenance of healthy northern ecosystems.

The Rangifer Anatomy Project (RAP) grew out of a need for better resources to enhance Rangifer health monitoring, to promote responsible hunting, and to facilitate knowledge exchange across generations among Rangifer users including northern community members, wildlife managers, scientists, and educators. RAP was initiated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary in December 2007 and has since grown into a much larger collaboration in the Rangifer world.

The images and information that are provided here are a result of hundreds of hours of work of many dedicated individuals - from hunters and elders to scientists and IT specialists. The actual webpage development is the product of the hard work and dedication of a few people, but could never have happened without the acceptance, patience and cooperation of a great many. In particular we would like to thank the communities of Fort Good Hope and Lutsel'ke who welcomed us on their community hunts and tolerated our many unusual requests.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Caribou News august 2011

Arctic caribou herds may have stopped decline: biologist
Two years ago scientists feared northern caribou were the new cod — once-teeming stocks of wildlife that had sustained entire cultures but were at the edge of collapse. Now, as scientists from around the world gather in Yellowknife to compare notes, ...
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Yukon to test for radiation in caribou herd
Researchers plan to test for radiation in the Porcupine Caribou Herd following Japan's nuclear disaster earlier this year.Researchers plan to test for radiation in the Porcupine Caribou Herd following Japan's nuclear disaster earlier this year. ...
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Salmon, caribou to be tested for radiation from Japanese reactor
Montreal Gazette
Meanwhile, Yukon's Department of Health also plans to test the Porcupine caribou herd for radiation from the reactor meltdown. "There is no reason to believe any significant contamination from radiation has occurred," said Brendan Hanley, chief medical ...
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Forestry deal threatens caribou: critics
A new 20-year agreement between the provincial government and Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries further threatens Alberta's dwindling woodland caribou population, warn conservationists. The Forest Management Agreement, finalized in mid-July, ...
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Environmental groups pan caribou recovery plan
Beginning of Story Content Environmental groups say the federal government plans to kill wolves to save threatened woodland caribou herds instead of taking measures to protect habitat from increased industrial development in northern Alberta. ...
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Trails, roads put caribou at greater risk: study
Calgary Herald
By Cathy Ellis, For The Calgary Herald August 26, 2011 Recreational trails and roads are giving wolves easy access into critical woodland caribou habitat, where the cunning carnivores are hunting struggling herds, a new study has found. ...
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Caribou Recovery Strategy - A Major Step Forward
CNW Group (press release)
26, 2011 /CNW/ - The draft recovery strategy released today is a major step forward for the conservation of boreal caribou and has potential to benefit much of Canada's boreal forest and the wildlife that depends on it; however, the plan needs to be ...
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Caribou conference frustrates Yukon participant
Beginning of Story Content The chair of a Caribou Management Board in Yukon says four days of meetings with researchers, hunters and other experts didn't answer big questions about the future of caribou herds, especially as northern resources are ...
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North American caribou herds back from the brink, scientists say
Anchorage Daily News
Circumpolar scientists gathered for the 2011 Arctic Ungulate Conference in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, are celebrating a surprisingly quick turnaround in what as recently as two years ago looked like a collapse in Canadian caribou herds ...
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Alberta's woodland caribou now endangered, scientists say
Peace River Record Gazette
Stuart Dryden/QMI Alberta scientists have advised the woodland caribou species be downgraded from threatened to endangered due to its continuous and rapid decline over the past several years. By Jeff Blay, Record-Gazette Alberta's woodland caribou ...
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Cod and Caribou | Royal Ontario Museum | Toronto
By Royal Ontario Museum
Cod and Caribou – good management, natural resiliency or media headlines. by Royal Ontario Museum on August 22, 2011. A fish swimming in blue water. Cod. Photo by *Saipal. Flickr Creative Commons. By Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ...
Royal Ontario Museum Blog
Same scientists who said global warming was wiping out caribou now ...
By BC Blue
If you want an example of how the phony environmental movement sucks and blows at the same time and will unabashedly contradict itself, check out this article on the Canadian caribou from the Canadian Press here. ...
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