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Arctic Borderlands


Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Cooperative is a community based monitoring program of the Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Society (ABEKS). It documents local experiences of ecological change within the range of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. ABEKS is comprised of and partners with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in organizations and governments, co-management groups, scientists and other government agencies. The project was started in 1994 by people living and working in the Northern Yukon. The group identified three main issues as being important for ecological monitoring in this area: climate change, contaminants and regional development. They identified the need to bring together science and local and traditional knowledge to promote better decision making in the North. 

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