Category Archives: Workshops & Regional Meetings

May 2019 TEK Workshops in Gjoa Haven

The Bearwatch team is excited to be back in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut for a series of polar bear workshops this week. We will be collecting Traditional Knowledge on bears including changes seen in recent years, hearing about the impacts of polar bear management on the community and discussing monitoring opportunities.

Thanks to the people of Gjoa Haven for the warm welcome this week, and a special thank you to Jacob Keanik for his translation services. We would also like to thank the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association, community Elders and Hunters for their participation in polar bear traditional knowledge workshops and meetings exploring the impacts of polar bear management on the community.

Gjoa Haven from the ice.