Using Indigenous Knowledge to Protect and Recover Boreal Caribou, Grizzly Bear and Wolverine in Bistcho Lake

Dec 6, 2021

Results from one year of collecting data from a Traditional Knowledge-informed remote camera array.

In March 2020, a team of technicians deployed 33 remote cameras in areas that the Dene Tha’ First Nation Traditional Knowledge holders indicated were vital for caribou movement and occupation. This report collects the preliminary results from a one-year capture period (March 2020 to March 2021).

Around 2/3 of sites have been qualitatively assessed for species detection and formal classification of the images is underway. Data is available for use by governemtn and partnerships to inform provincial Bistcho caribou range planning.

Future data retrieval is planned for March 2022.

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See how a Traditional Knowledge-informed remote camera array in the Bistcho Lake area supports wildlife data collection for caribou and species-at-risk population recovery and protection.

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