Originally posted on polarbearscience:
Inuit residents of Cambridge Bay in the Central Canadian Arctic are resisting requests by the Nunavut Government to tranquilize, collar and tag polar bears to assist in their population survey.
Cambridge Bay is on Victoria Island (Fig.1), in the south of the M’Clintock Channel subpopulation region (Fig. 2).
NunatsiaqOnline reported this morning (“Nunavut’s polar bear collar, tagging plan shows big gap between science, Inuit knowledge”) on a meeting that took late last week:
“The talk between Nunavut’s senior polar bear biologist Markus Dyck and the board showed there’s still a huge gap between how Inuit and scientists…
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