The objectives of our review were to examine the existing Greenland caribou survey methodology using survey and satellite telemetry data collected from 2000 to 2010, and to offer recommendations to improve it.
West Greenland caribou study areas were based on geographically isolated populations, which have been assigned corresponding hunting regions.
Survey conditions for West Greenland caribou are difficult.
While the focus of this article was to produce more precise and accurate estimates of West Greenland caribou herds, other indicators of ecological change should be considered to provide insights on population dynamics and habitat relationships that can feed into management.
Based on our assessment of the West Greenland caribou survey methodology, we propose the following recommendations:
We acknowledge that financial limitations will play a large part in changes to West Greenland caribou survey design.
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