Boreal Caribou Monitoring in Canada Part I: Perspectives from the NBCKC Monitoring Working Group (English)

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Monitoring of the Threatened woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) boreal population (hereafter boreal caribou) presents many challenges, as boreal caribou are broadly distributed in densely-vegetated areas, at low density. Several bodies including Indigenous, federal, provincial and territorial governments are responsible for their conservation and management. Boreal caribou are also a cultural keystone species for many Indigenous Peoples across Canada who are seeking meaningful involvement in decision-making concerning this species.

The National Boreal Caribou Knowledge Consortium (NBCKC) brings together experts and knowledge holders to collaboratively generate and share knowledge, pool capacity, and address knowledge gaps to inform boreal caribou conservation and recovery. The Monitoring Working Group of the NBCKC was formed in 2018 to investigate monitoring priorities, methods and constraints.

This Monitoring Perspectives (Part I) report summarizes the findings from 37 interviews that were conducted with 48 caribou monitoring experts and knowledge holders representing 33 different governmental and non­governmental organizations across 8 provinces and territories. This report is the first in a series designed to guide boreal caribou monitoring programs across Canada, and contains perspectives compiled from experts and knowledge holders pertaining to techniques, data/knowledge sharing, capacity and budget, and roles of jurisdictions.

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