Community notices in Aklavik

You can learn a lot from community notices posted in small communities.

Here we see efforts to preserve caribou, asking people to abide by the voluntary hunting restrictions and requesting they shoot males only. There are notices to remind people that wasting meat is illegal in the NWT, and asking them to “let the leaders pass,” meaning not to create chaos by shooting the dominant males.

There’s also a project which is tracking salmon — that’s right, salmon have been spotted in the Mackenzie River, far from their usual habitat. Some see this unusual distribution as a sign of climate change.

We also see voluntary agreements for quotas of Arctic Char, another species which threatens to be in serious decline if overfished.

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One response to “Community notices in Aklavik

  1. great post. very informative.. thanks for sharing

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