NWRT 2022 Annual Report

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Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔩᑦ

2022 Annual Report 2022-ᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑦ


About NWRT ᑭᓇᒃᑰᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ


The Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust (NWRT or Trust), which is administered by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) provides funding for government departments to carry out wildlife research in Nunavut that addresses the priorities of the NWMB and Inuit. The Trust provides an annual allocation to address wildlife research priorities as identified by the NWMB through its identification of NWMB and Regional Wildlife Priorities in the three regions of Nunavut. Research is necessary to ensure that wildlife resources are harvested in a knowledgeable and sustainable way so that Nunavummiut can continue the harvesting that is so essential to their way of life. The NWMB has a lead role to play in this area and is committed to making wildlife research responsive to the needs and concerns of the people of Nunavut. Each year in December, the Trustees of the NWRT determine the amount of funding that will be available in each funding period based on the performance of the Trust. The Trustees responsibly manages the Trust to ensure that the funds continue to grow and are therefore available for wildlife research over the long term. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔩᑦ (ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᑦ), ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓄᑦ (ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ) ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᓯᕙᖕᒪᑕ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒐᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᓪᓗ. ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᓯᐊᖅᑖᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᕆᐊᖃᓱᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑕᐅᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒍᓐᓇᖃᑕᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ, ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᓯᕆᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᓘᑎᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒪᖅ ᑕᒫᓂ ᑎᓯᐱᕆᒥ, ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᑦe ᑐᑭᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᑮᓈᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖓᑕ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᕝᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᑦ. ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᒪᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᐊᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᑦ, ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓂᖅᑐᖅᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ.


BY THE NUMBERS ᓈᓴᐅᓯᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ

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projects ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

ECCC

ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪ ᐊᒃᑯᑦ

1

8

5

DFO

ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆ

GN

ᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ

ORGANIZATIONS ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ In 2022, 14 projects were funded by the NWRT. 2022-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, 14 ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ

ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ

ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ. ECCC ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪ ᐊᒃᑯᑦ

6%

68%

GN

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ

26%

DFO

ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆ ᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ

FUNDING ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᔪᑦ In total, $1,049,935 of funding was dispersed in 2022. ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑭᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ $1,049,935 ᑐᓂᐅᖃᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ 2022.


4 ᓯᑕᒪᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᑎᖅᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ

4 projects in the Kitikmeot Region

4 ᓯᑕᒪᐃᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ

4 projects in the Kivalliq Region

6 ᐱᖓᓲᔪᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ

6 projects in the Qikitani Region


Projects ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ


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PROJECTS ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

BAFFIN AND WAGER BAY CARIBOU HEALTH MONITORING JOHN RINGROSE GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT The purpose of this project is to establish a hunter-based sample and information collection program that will contribute to the monitoring of caribou health in Nunavut. This program combines the knowledge and resources of hunters and scientists to monitor the occurrence of disease, parasites, and other health-related parameters of caribou, and will add to the current understanding of the mechanisms of abundance and health-related obstacles that could hinder recovery. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᒃᑭᓯᒃᓴᓕᖕᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᔮᓐ ᕆᖕᕉᔅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓴᕿᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓂᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓚᕆᖕᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᐃᔭᕐᕕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᖏᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᓯᕆᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᓕᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ, ᑯᒪᖃᓕᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖏᑦ ᑕᒪᐅᓇ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕈᑕᐅᖃᑕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓕᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓇᕐᓂᖏᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

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ᐊᕐᕕᖅᑑᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓖᓴ-ᒧᕇ ᓕᒃᓘᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᑭᓯᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᖏᑦᑑᑎᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᖅᑑᕐᒥ ᓄᕐᕆᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᖑᕙᖕᒪᖓᑕ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖅᑑᕐᒥ. ᓄᕐᕆᕕᖏᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᖏᑑᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑏᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᒋᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᓃᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖅᑑᕐᒥ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᑉᓚᐅᓕᖕᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖕᒥᒎᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓕᐊᕈᓐᓇᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ.

BOOTHIA PENINSULA CARIBOU SURVEY LISA-MARIE LECLERC GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT This project aims to determine if different subpopulations of caribou utilize the Boothia peninsula for calving. Inuit Qaujimajatungangit (IQ) was used to characterize caribou on the peninsula. Calving ground extents were determined using IQ and surveyed using random systematic distance sampling survey techniques to provide an abundance estimate of caribou on the Boothia peninsula. Composition studies, pregnancy rate, and a separate estimate of breeding cows across the survey area were also conducted.

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PROJECTS ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

ᓄᓇᖅᐱᐅᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖅᐸᓯᖓ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᒍᑎᓖᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᕈᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑏᑦ ᒥᑦᔅ ᑳᒻᐳᓪ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖏᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᑕ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖅᐱᖓᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᑦ, ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ 50-ᓂᒃ ᖁᖓᓯᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ, 15-ᓂᒃ ᐅᒃᑯᓯᒃᓴᓕᐅᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 25-ᓂᒃ ᑰᒑᓘᑉᓗ, ᐊᕼᐃᐊᑉᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓄᑦ ᓇᔪᒐᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ. ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒍᑏᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒪᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒃᓴᓕᐊᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᓯᓚᐅᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓯᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᓇᓃᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᔪᒥᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸᒡᕕᓴᑦᑕᐅᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᐊᕇᒃᑯᑎᒃᓴᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ.

NEM CARIBOU HERD TELEMETRY BASED MONITORING MITCH CAMBELL GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT To understand the possible effects of mining access roads on the Northeast Mainland caribou herds, this project will deploy 40 collars, 15 on Wager Bay caribou and 25 on Lorillard and Ahiak caribou within their known spring ranges. The telemetry program will address land use planning information needs, climate change and behavioural study needs, the requirement to locate caribou for ongoing monitoring, and disturbance monitoring and mitigative measures.

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ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᑦ ᕿᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᑦᔅ ᑳᒻᐳᓪ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ

ESTIMATING FEMALE ABUNDANCE OF THE QAMANIRJUAQ CARIBOU POPULATION MITCH CAMBELL GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT This research aims to better understand the composition and overall population abundance of the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd. To do so, the project will use aerial surveys to determine the boundaries of calving grounds and map the relative densities of female caribou. June and fall composition surveys will also determine the sex, age class and reproductive status for the purposes of extrapolating to a whole herd estimate.

ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃ, ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᕐᓂᒃ ᓈᓴᐃᕝᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᕐᕆᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᖕᒍᐊᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᑎᒋᕙᖕᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᔪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᓪᓗᖏᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ. ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᖓᑦ ᔫᓐᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒡᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᓪᓘᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᖑᓴᓪᓘᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᑭᐅᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑉᓚᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊᓗ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᑲᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑕᕈᑕᐅᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ.


PROJECTS ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

QAMANIRJUAQ CARIBOU HERD TELEMETRY MONITORING MITCH CAMBELL GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT This research aims to better understand the composition and overall population abundance of the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd. To do so, the project will use aerial surveys to determine the boundaries of calving grounds and map the relative densities of female caribou. Data from June and fall composition surveys will be used to determine the sex, age class, and reproductive status, which will be extrapolated to produce and estimate for the whole herd.

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ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᑦ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᒥᑦᔅ ᑳᒻᐳᓪ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᕿᐅᒪᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᖁᖓᓯᕈᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ 35-ᓂᒃ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒍᑎᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᕈᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓪᓗᕐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑕᐃᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᖓᓱᕈᑎᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᓕ ᑲᔪᓯᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓇᔪᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕ, ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᖓᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᑦ, ᓄᑖᖑᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᓚᐅᑖᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᖏᑲᓗᐊᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓱᓕ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ.


ᓂᒋᐊᓂᓗ ᕿᑎᐊᓂᓗ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᖕᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ 2023 ᔮᓐ ᕆᖕᕉᔅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇᓵᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᑐᔭᕐᒪᑕ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᔪᒥᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᒋᐊᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓘᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖏᑦ, ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᖓᑕᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓕᖕᓂᒃ. ᓄᕐᕋᐃᑦ: ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑕᕈᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᖅᑐᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL BAFFIN COMPOSITION SURVEY 2023 JOHN RINGROSE GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and recent scientific studies indicate that Baffin Island caribou may be increasing. This research will continue to monitor Central and South Baffin caribou population abundance and composition using aerial surveys. Calf:cow ratios will be used to predict herd productivity and population trends.

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PROJECTS ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

ESTIMATING ABUNDANCE OF THE LANCASTER SOUND POLAR BEAR SUBPOPULATION JASMINE WARE GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT The Lancaster Sound polar bear subpopulation is one of Nunavut’s largest polar, however, lacks recent population data. To update the estimated size of this population, this project will use distance sampling via aerial surveys, as well as statistical mark-recovery models to investigate polar bear survival and potential bear movement among surrounding subpopulations. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

ᓇᓚᐅᑖᖅᑕᐅᔪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᔪᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᓇᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓄᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᔮᔅᒥᓐ ᐅᐃᐊᕐ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᓂ ᓇᓐᓄᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᖏᓪᓚᑦ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᓃᓲᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ. ᐅᓪᓗᒥᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ, ᓇᓚᐅᑖᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓱᓂᖏᑦ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ, ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓱᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸᒡᕕᓴᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᒥᐊᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᔭᐅᑲᐃᓇᖃᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ-ᓴᒃᑯᑕᐅᕙᒡᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ, ᑐᑭᓯᓇᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐆᒪᑯᑖᒡᕕᒋᕙᖕᒪᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᖃᑕᖅᑐᔮᕐᒪᖓᑕ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᓂ ᓇᓄᖃᕐᕕᐅᕙᖕᒥᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.


GRIZZLY BEAR DNA MARK-RECAPTURE SAMPLING IN THE KITIKMEOT REGION OF NUNAVUT MALIK AWAN GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT Recent caribou calving ground surveys in the Kitikmeot region have reported high number of grizzly bear sightings on the calving grounds. This project aims to update the abundance estimate for grizzly bear and better understand their potential impact on barren-ground caribou populations. Study methods include deploying hair snag stations across the calving and post-calving grounds of the Bluenose East and Bathurst caribou herd to collect bear DNA samples and further conduct analysis by Spatially Explicit Capture Recapture methods to establish population data.

ᐊᒃᖤᐃᑦ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᑎᒥᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᓯᕕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖑᔭᐅᑲᐃᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃᓴᒃᑯᑕᐅᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᐃᔭᕐᕕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᕿᑎᖅᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒃ ᐊᕙᓐ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓵᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᑎᖅᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖅᓵᓘᕙᓕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒃᖤᐊᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᕙᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᓄᕐᕆᕕᒋᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓄᑕᕈᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᖤᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖓᑕ ᓇᐸᖅᑐᖃᖏᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐱᓗᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᒃᑎᒃᓯᕕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒧᓯᕕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᓄᕐᕆᕕᐅᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᕐᕆᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᔪᒐᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ-ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᖓᐅᒻᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓂ, ᐲᖅᓯᕕᐅᔪᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᒥᖓᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓃᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓂᒌᒃᑑᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓇᐹᖅᑐᖃᖏᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᑦ.

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ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ-ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᐃᕕᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᓂᓗ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑯᐊᕆ ᒫᑎᐅᔅ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓃᓐᓂᖏᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖅᐸᓯᐅᑉ ᕿᑎᒻᒥᐊᕆᓂ ᐊᐃᕕᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓃᓐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᕙᖕᒪᑕ. ᑖᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐃᕖᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓃᑉᐸᖕᓂᖏᑦ, ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᒥᖓᓂᖓᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᑭᖓᕐᓂᑯᖕᒪᖓᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᒥᐊᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓚᒌᒃᐸᖕᒪᖔᑕ. ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᓪᓗ-ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐃᕝᕙᖕᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH ON WALRUS DISTRIBUTION AND STOCK STRUCTURE CORY MATTHEWS FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA Population and stock designations of the Central Arctic walrus population are contested. This project aspires to determine whether current population and stock designations are appropriate by deploying satellite tags for movement analysis and collecting tissues for trace elements and genetics analysis. The program also aims to build science capacity in the North through the training of research assistants and community-based monitoring personnel in walrus-harvesting communities. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

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MULTI-SPECIES AERIAL SURVEY OF THE EASTERN HIGH ARCTIC MARIANNE MARCOUX GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT The High Arctic walrus population and narwhals from the Smith Sound and Jones Sound summer stocks overlap in distribution. Both species have outdated population abundance estimates. This project will conduct aerial surveys which will use a combination of visual observations and photographs along coastlines (walrus) and systematic transect lines over water (narwhal and other whales) within the shared distribution range. The results from these surveys will generate updated stock abundance estimates for the High Arctic walrus population and the Smith Sound and Jones Sound narwhal stocks.

ᐊᒥᓱᒐᓴᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᖓᑕᓱᒃᑯᑦ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᒥᐊᕆᔮᓐ ᒪᕐᑯᕐ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐃᕖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒑᓖᑦ ᐱᖓᖕᓇᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕙᖓᑦ ᐊᑯᑭᑦᑐᐃᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᓪᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᕙᓃᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᐅᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᐱᑐᖃᐅᓗᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ. ᓇᓃᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᖃᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᒡᔭᖅᐸᓯᖕᒥᒃ (ᐊᐃᕕᕐᓂᒃ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᐅᒪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᐅᒃᑰᕐᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᒑᓖᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᕐᓂᒃ). ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᑖᕈᕆᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᐃᕖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᑯᑭᑑᑉ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᓪᓗ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓱᐃᑑᑉ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᑕ ᓂᒋᐊᓂ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ, ᑐᒑᓖᑦ.

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ᓯᑯᓯᓚᕐᒥ ᐋᕐᕕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑎᒍᑦ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᒥᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᓯᕕᐅᓯᒪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐳᕆᐊᓐᑦ ᔭᖕ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᑯᐊ ᑐᑭᓯᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓚᕐᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖁᔨᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᖁᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᖃᑕᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕖᑦ ᐃᖕᒥᒍᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃ, ᐊᒥᔅᓲᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ 15-ᓂᒃ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᐅᖃᐃᕝᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᑦ, ᑎᒥᖓᓂᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᐃᔭᕐᕕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᒃᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖅᓱᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᑖᕈᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᓚᐅᑖᕈᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖓᑕᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᓚᐅᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᕐᕖᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

FOXE BASIN BOWHEAD TELEMETRY, PHOTO-ID, AND BIOPSY BRENT YOUNG FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA The project aims to understand Foxe Basin's bowhead population abundance and movement patterns, as well as develop a photo-identification catalogue of individuals. To complete this research, up to 15 satellite tags will be deployed to track whale movements, biopsy samples consisting of both skin and blubber will be collected and contribute to updated population abundance estimates, and drones will be used to collect high resolution aerial photographs of bowhead whales. This project has 17 previously been funded by the NWRT.


ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᖕᓂᑐᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓃᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐋᕐᓗᐃᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖅᐸᓯᖓᑕ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᑯᐊᕆ ᒫᑎᐅᔅ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ

ECOLOGY AND DEMOGRAPHY OF KILLER WHALES IN THE EASTERN CANADA ARCTIC CORY MATTHEWS FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA Concerns are raising about the impacts killer whales have on other marine mammals. This research aims to assess impacts of killer whale predation in the eastern Canadian Arctic by determining killer whale diet, population size and trends, and shifts in distribution. This work was done using satellite telemetry, tissue biopsy, and photo-identification. Additionally, hydrophones and drones were used to study interactions between killer whales and their prey. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓗᕐᓄᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᕐᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖅᐸᓯᖓᓂ, ᑐᑭᓯᓂᐊᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐋᕐᓗᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᓱᖑᖕᒪᖓᑕ, ᐊᒥᔅᓲᓂᖏᓐᓂᓗ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᑕᒡᕙᓄᓇ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᓇᓃᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ, ᑎᒥᖓᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐲᖅᓯᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑕᐅᕙᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᐊᒻᒪᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᑐᓵᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖓᑕᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒥᑭᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖁᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᕐᓗᐃᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.


PROJECTS ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ

ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐲᓪᓗ ᐆᒐᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᒥᓲᔪᓐᓂᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᕇᓯ ᓚᐅᐃᓐ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑖᑯᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓲᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐲᓪᓗ, ᐆᒐᐃᓪᓗ, ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᑉ ᑰᒐᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓕᖑᔭᕐᒥ (Coronation Gulf-ᒥ). ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ, ᐊᕙᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐲᖅᓯᕙᖕᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ, ᓱᓇᑕᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᑐᖃᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

A TEAM-BASED APPROACH TO STUDY CHAR AND COD DECLINES NEAR KUGLUKTUK, NU TRACEY LOEWEN FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA This research investigates reasons for declining fish numbers and climate change impacts on subsistence fisheries, particularly chars and cods, in the Coppermine River and Coronation Gulf. The research program includes telemetry studies, environmental sampling, genomics, traditional knowledge, and marine fish surveys. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

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REGIONAL AND RANGEWIDE CAUSES OF DECLINE FOR SHOREBIRDS OF THE KIVALLIQ REGION DOUG MACNEARNEY ENVRIORNMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA This research will address Irniurviit Area Comanagement Committee management plan priorities for Ikkattuaq and Qaqsauqtuuq Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, including the first rigorous shorebird population surveys for Ikkattuaq, continued studies of shorebird migration and “connectivity” at Qaqsauqtuuq, and enhanced training of local youth. Partnership with Salliq continues to deliver the Inuit Field Training Program, which brings keen and capable youth to field camp to learn about employment opportunities in science fields and receive mentorship from Inuit and scientific leaders. This project has previously been funded by the NWRT.

ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂ ᓇᔪᒐᕆᔭᐅᕙᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒥᔅᓱᔪᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᖅᐸᓯᐅᓂᕐᒥᓲᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑕᒡ ᒪᒃᓂᐅᕐᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᓚᐅᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᐅᕐᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᐃᑲᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖅᓴᐅᖅᑑᕐᒥ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᖃᕐᕕᖕᓂ, ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓂᖓᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓪᕆᐊᖑᒋᐊᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓯᒡᔭᖅᐸᓯᐅᓂᕐᒥᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑎᖕᒥᐊᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᒧᖓᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕙᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᖃᖅᓴᐅᖅᑑᕐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ. ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓱᓕᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᐃᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᒦᖃᑕᐅᕙᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓚᐅᔪᒪᑦᑎᐊᕋᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᒦᖃᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒋᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᓴᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᑏᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.


TRUSTEES ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔨᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ Daniel Shewchuk ᑖᓃᐅᓪ ᓯᐅᑦᓴᒃ Vicky Johnston ᕕᒃ ᔭᓐᔅᑕᓐ Steve Mapsalak ᔅᑏᕝ ᒪᑉᓴᓛᖅ Simon Komangat ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᑯᒪᖔᑦ Joshua Arreak ᔮᓱᐊ ᐋᕆᐊᖅ Philip Putumiraqtuq ᐱᓕᑉ ᐱᑐᒥᕋᖅᑐᖅ Noah Kadluk ᓄᐊ ᑲᓪᓚᒃ Simeonie Keenainak ᓯᒥᐅᓂ ᑮᓇᐃᓐᓇᖅ

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