Researchers say mining, not Indigenous hunters, should be focus in caribou management

by Tim Edwards - March 10, 2018

A research article published last Wednesday asserts that Indigenous hunters aren’t to blame for caribou population declines, specifically that of the Bathurst herd, and that the GNWT should be regulating mining, and its impacts on the land, rather than harvest amounts. “Undermining subsistence: Barren-ground caribou in a ‘tragedy of open access’” was published in Science…

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