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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. 




Overview of the 2015 winter captures

Last February and March, a team from the Ministère des Forêts de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) of Québec and a team from the Wildlife Division of the Government of Labrador conducted a series of caribou and wolf captures on the Rivière-aux-Feuilles and Rivière-George herds, respectively. These capture sessions were meant to increase the number of individuals wearing GPS collars. The MFFP team consisted of three experienced technicians; Stéphane Rivard, Charles Jutras and Dominic Grenier. Despite difficult weather conditions, 15 caribou were caught and equipped with GPS collars and 8 defective...

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Conferences on migratory caribou conservation

On February 25th, Dr. Steeve Côté was invited to share his knowledge on the issues surrounding migratory caribou conservation in the Ungava Peninsula during the International Symposium on Northern Development organised by the government of Quebec. This conference was part of series of workshops aimed at bringing together many experts to promote sustainable development in the North. As a renowned expert on caribou, Dr. Côté was also invited to give a seminar at Memorial University, Newfoundland, on March 6th. He discussed the population dynamics and the challenges facing migratory caribou...

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Caribou Ungava: A second phase begins!

Caribou Ungava is proud to announce that its research program was renewed for the next five years (2015-2020) following the visit, from the evaluation committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) held on November 4th. Total funding reaches $ 5.3 million and includes contributions in cash and in kind from many private and public partners as well as NSERC contribution. This grant will allow the research team to continue its work on migratory caribou, its habitat as well as its predators. Steeve Côté, professor at Laval University and Director of the...

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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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