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Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) and Inuit Nutrition Security in Canada

The objective of this study was to examine food and nutrition security in relation to wildlife population and management status across Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit homeland, consisting of four regions across the Canadian Arctic). Specifically,  it: (1) describes the importance of caribou to the nutrition security of contemporary Inuit, by relating caribou consumption to nutrient intakes and (2) examines the management status of northern caribou herds by compiling population status trends and identifying restrictions to caribou harvest (i.e., harvest quotas or moratoria).