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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. 




Info-Caribou #13 now online!

The 13th vignette presents results on the use of water bodies by the Rivière-aux-Feuilles herd during migration in a context of climate change. This study was conducted by Mathieu Leblond, postdoctoral fellow in the Caribou Ungava program, and is the subject of a scientific publication in the journal named Movement Ecology. To look at the vignette, click here. To look at the scientific publication, click here.

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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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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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