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The Shrinking Beverly Caribou Herd Presentation to: CARMA 5 December 2009 Presented by: Earl Evans, BQCMB Board Member. Who is the Caribou Management Board (BQCMB). B. Q. What is the BQCMB?. Co-management advisory board Cooperative partnership between 20 communities and 5 governments.

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The Shrinking Beverly Caribou HerdPresentation to:CARMA5 December 2009Presented by: Earl Evans, BQCMB Board Member


Who is the caribou management board bqcmb
Who is the Caribou Management Board (BQCMB)


B

Q


What is the BQCMB?

  • Co-management advisory board

  • Cooperative partnership between 20 communities and 5 governments.

Mandate:

To advise governments and communities on conservation and management of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq caribou herds and their ranges.


BQCMB - established more than

25 years ago (in 1982)

Operating funds

1982- $60K

2009 - $75K


B

Q




Photographic and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS

calving ground surveys

every 6 years??


Some history re: Beverly decline and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS


Beverly and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS

calving area:

2007,

2008,

2009


Courtesy of Saskatchewan Environment and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS


Beverly Calving Ground Survey June 2007 and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS


Beverly calving ground survey june 2008
Beverly Calving and 2007 CALVING GROUNDSGround Survey June 2008


Year of number survey adult caribou on transect 1994 5 737 2002 2 629 2007 189 2008 148
Year of Number and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS survey: adult caribou (ontransect): 1994: 5,737 2002: 2,6292007: 1892008: 148


Beverly calving ground survey june 2009
Beverly Calving Ground Survey and 2007 CALVING GROUNDSJune 2009


Year of number survey adult caribou on transect 1994 5 737 2002 2 629 2007 189 2008 148 2009 78
Year of Number and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS survey: adult caribou (ontransect): 1994: 5,737 2002: 2,6292007: 1892008: 1482009 78



Annual net value of caribou harvest by herd
Annual net value of caribou harvest by herd and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS

76%

24%

Large difference in value mostly because of different number of caribou harvested from the two herds.


Lessons and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS

Learned

BQCMB

Plans


  • From Thomas and Schaefer and 2007 CALVING GROUNDS(1991):

  • There are two major options that will challenge the Board:

  • Reduce or change the age/sex structure

  • of the kill

  • Reduce predation.


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