Tuktu (Barren Ground Caribou)
Tuktu are central to the Yukon North Slope ecosystem in so many ways, including the culture and traditions of Inuvialuit. With their incredible migration, they bring nutrients and life to the landscape, feeding everything from grasses and shrubs to larger predators, such as wolves and grizzly bears.
Our Council is responsible for advising on wildlife, habitat, and planning matters on the Yukon North Slope, but we are also tasked, more specifically, with providing advice to the Porcupine Caribou Management Board. Much of our work is focused on this special herd.