Project Reports And Publications, Wildlife, Traditional Knowledge
Aklavik Local and Traditional Knowledge about Grizzly Bears of the Yukon North Slope
Inuvialuit elders, harvesters and other land users have shared knowledge on a broad scope of grizzly bear life history traits, from seasonal behaviour and food preferences to population trends. Cultural and harvesting values and practices have also been documented, including harvesting trends, how to behave around or speak about bears, and the role of bears in the ecosystem.
Framework for the Management of North Slope Muskox
This framework is intended to provide guidance for the management of Yukon North Slope muskox. While this framework references and is informed by management conditions that apply to muskoxen in jurisdictions and areas adjacent to the Yukon North Slope, strategic directions within this framework are aimed more narrowly at the Yukon North Slope and those with direct management responsibilities in the area: Environment Yukon, Parks Canada, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope) and the Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee.Subsequent to the completion of the framework, the Council and partners developed a muskox research plan for the Yukon North Slope to guide the co-development of knowledge over the coming years.