Caribou co-management: Realizing conceptual differences

  • Anne Kendrick
Keywords: reindeer, caribou, epistemology, knowledge system, management


The conditions allowing innovative collective learning of the unpredictable dynamics of caribou populations may be particularly apparent in co-management settings, especially those settings that foster diverse understandings of caribou ecology. This paper examines co-management, specifically caribou co-management in arctic and subarctic North America, for evidence of diverse conceptual constructs among co-management participants. It is suggested that the learning occurring in cross-cultural co-management settings may lead to the development of the humility necessary for the expression and adaptation of diverse understandings of caribou ecology.
How to Cite
KendrickA. (2002). Caribou co-management: Realizing conceptual differences. Rangifer, 22(4), 7-13.