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Caribou Ungava is a large research program focused on the ecology of migratory caribou and their predators in the Quebec-Labrador peninsula in a context of climate change and anthropogenic disturbances. The successful completion of a first phase of research (2009-2014), lead us to undertake a second phase of work (2015-2020) which aims at quantifying the factors governing the population dynamics and space use of this large mammal. In addition, the ecology of the caribou’s main predators (grey wolf and black bear) is a new component that will be studied during this second phase. Several researchers from six universities and two governmental organisations will conduct and supervise the numerous research projects planned. The second phase will be accomplished through tight collaboration with our many private and public stakeholders who value the conservation of caribou. 

 

 

News

Monitoring of black bears in the range of the Rivière-George caribou herd

Since black bears emerged from their den in the spring, 2 sessions of bear captures were held on the range of the Rivière-George herd in Labrador. The first session took place from May 19th to 31st. The field team was composed of Dominic Grenier (MFFP), Nicolas Trudel (MFFP), John Pisapio (Gov. of Labrador) and Neil Rose (pilot). The objective of this fieldtrip was to re-equip 11 bears with new satellite collars. This objective was successfully achieved despite difficult weather conditions. The second fieldtrip took place from 25 June to 2 July. Dominic Grenier, John Pisapio, Steeve Côté...

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CU students take part in an indigenous intercultural workshop

On April 8th, several students of Caribou Ungava participated in an intercultural workshop on scientific and local knowledge. This training workshop was addressed to young scientists wishing to work with indigenous communities as part of their research projects. Conferences on indigenous realities, the context and indigenous languages in Quebec were presented in the morning. During the afternoon, an interactive workshop and a discussion panel on various topics such as participatory research and cooperation between scientists and indigenous communities were organized. This meeting raised...

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A second round of captures on the RAFH

After 9 days of field work, 35 caribou were captured on the Rivière-aux-Feuilles caribou herd (RAFH) by a team of technicians from the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs. These captures were made around the Radisson region and included males, recaptured females and ten-month-old yearlings. Seven pregnant females were also equipped with camera collars that will help track the survival of their young this summer. Four collars were also recovered from dead caribou. On the same occasion, 11 new wolves were fitted with GPS collars and one wolf was recaptured. Sixteen areas were also...

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A CU student takes part in the Environmental forum in Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik

The Makivik research center and Glencore-Raglan Mine jointly organised an environmental forum to address the concerns of the Inuit community in Kangiqsujuaq. The forum took place over a three day period from March 14th to 16th. Clara Morrissette-Boileau had the opportunity to present Caribou Ungava’s research as well as her master’s project whose field work took place close to the mine. Over 50 people from the Inuit community participated in the event. Other presentations addressed various issues such as air and water quality, biodiversity monitoring and environmental risk and mine waste...

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Caribou Ungava, Université Laval, Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Local 3076
1045, av. de la Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada
Téléphone : 418-656-2131 poste 7537, Fax : 418-656-2043, Courriel : caroline.hins@bio.ulaval.ca
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