Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Caribou Monitoring Website

Over the past year or two, the Quebec Governments Wildlife department dealt with many issues surrounding their caribou monitoring website.

Issues such as hunters killing George River Caribou that wore satellite collars, in turn, it forced them to shut down their monitoring website.

Then their Government conducted a project to re-collar the George River Caribou herd and once again opened their website for monitoring.

For the past six month, this monitoring website has been up and running somewhat smoothly.

With the ‘somewhat’, was the site once again being shut down for public viewing.

This was during the whole controversy between the Innu caribou hunting protest up on the Trans Labrador Highway.

When we spoke with wildlife biologists of the website, they allegedly said this was not because of the protest hunt held by the Innu.

But in the land of the website called Satellite Telemetry Maps of Caribou Migrations, all is good again…for now!

Now, according to the latest weekly update from January 18th to January 25th, every George River Caribou wearing the satellite collar are moving towards Natuashish.

The next update was to be posted yesterday for the week of February 1st to February 8th, but is yet to be updated.

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