Caribou co-management in Nunavut: Implementing the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

  • Michelle Wheatley
Keywords: caribou, co-management, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, conservation, wildlife, management, traditional knowledge, Inuit

Abstract

In 1993 the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) was signed and this lead to the creation of Nunavut in 1999. Under the NLCA caribou and other wildlife in Nunavut are co-managed by government and Inuit. The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) is the main instrument of wildlife management, working with its government and Inuit co-management partners to manage caribou within the principles of conservation outlined in the NLCA, using both west¬ern scientific knowledge and traditional knowledge. When caribou herds cross provincial or territorial boundaries, management boards or management planning committees are established.
Published
2003-04-01
How to Cite
WheatleyM. (2003). Caribou co-management in Nunavut: Implementing the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Rangifer, 23(5), 303-305. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.23.5.1714