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Using local ecological knowledge as evidence to guide management: A community-led harvest calculator for muskoxen in Greenland

Christine Cuyler, Colin Daniel, Martin Enghoff, Nette Levermann, Nukka Møller-Lund, Per Nukaaraq Hansen, Ditlev Damhus & Finn Danielsen
Indigenous peoples manage or have tenure rights on over a quarter of the world’s land surface. While there is growing interest in “evidence-based” natural resource management, there are few documented experiences with “evidence-based” practice in community-managed lands. We explore the evidence required for decisions about harvesting of a community-managed muskox herd in Greenland, and the collaboration needed to acquire this evidence. We present the development, application and outcome of a user-friendly demographic model - a...

Interrelated ecological impacts of climate change on an apex predator

Kristin L. Laidre, Stephen Atkinson, Eric V. Regehr, Harry L. Stern, Erik W. Born, Øystein Wiig, Nicholas J. Lunn & Markus Dyck
Climate change has broad ecological implications for species that rely on sensitive habitats. For some top predators, loss of habitat is expected to lead to cascading behavioral, nutritional, and reproductive changes that ultimately accelerate population declines. In the case of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), declining Arctic sea ice reduces access to prey and lengthens seasonal fasting periods. We used a novel combination of physical-capture, biopsy darting, and visual aerial observation data to project reproductive...

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  • Grønlands Naturinstitut
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  • University of Washington
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  • Greenland Government
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  • University of Alberta
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  • University of Oslo
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  • Government of Nunavut
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