There are many organizations which contribute to and complement the work that ABEKS is doing. We hope you find these references helpful.
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ABEKS contributes Porcupine Caribou Herd and weather data to the PCMB every year to consider when they are making decisions about the herd. Co-management boards are tasked with gathering data and conducting their own research to support decision making that includes many perspectives. Check out their website for updates on harvest management, herd status and other information about the Porcupine Caribou Herd.
The GRRB is the main instrument of wildlife, fish and forest management in the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA). This co-management board administers the Wildlife Studies Fund, which supports the work that ABEKS does. Funds are used to pay monitors and interviewees each year.
This compendium includes research and monitoring activities throughout the Yukon Territory. ABEKS can be found under the "Environment" tab.
COSEWIC is an independent advisory panel to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and meets twice yearly to assess the status of wildlife species at risk of extinction. ABEKS has been a source of information for them on Grizzly bears and wolverine.
ABEKS has a 3-year funding agreement to 2021 through the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program. Check it out here.
"While interest in community-based monitoring (CBM) is growing, there has been little coordination of initiatives at a circumpolar level. The Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring in a Changing Arctic was initiated as a task of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) to help address this gap."
publications with ABEKS contribution
Wheeler HC, Danielsen F, Fidel M, et al. The need for transformative changes in the use of Indigenous knowledge along with science for environmental decision-making in the Arctic. People Nat. 2020;2:544–556.
Vazquez, Iria, 2019, Implications of Socio-Ecological Change for Inuvialuit Fishing Livlihoods and the Country Food System: The role of local and traditional knowldge, Tracking Change Newsletter
Parlee, B.L, et al.,2018, Undermining subsistence: Barren-ground caribou in a "tragedy of open-access". Downloaded from http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/4/2/e1701611.full.pdf