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TORNGAT MOUNTAINS CARIBOU

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A small, mountain caribou herd occupies much of the land in the northernmost part of Labrador and Quebec. This herd, the Torngat Mountains Caribou herd, are monitored by the Torngat Secretariat, along with partners, using aerial surveys and classifications approximately every three years to estimate abundance. The last population estimate took place in 2017, however, an updated survey took place in March and April 2021, and a new estimate will be released in 2024. There are also two other types of caribou that play an essential role in the lives of Nunatsiavummiut- the sedentary Mealy Mountain herd and migratory George River herd.

Inuttitut Name

Tongait Tuttuk

Hear how it sounds!
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Average Weight

120-200

Kg

Torngat Mountains caribou herd is a small, but distinct type of caribou, which was first surveyed in 2014

Our work with Torngat Caribou

Tuttusiugiannik 2022 

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Tuttusiugiannik means to go caribou hunting in Inuttitut. Seven youth took to the land outside of Nain to connect with caribou hunting traditions.

Tuttusiugiannik 2023 

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Tuttusiugiannik means to go caribou hunting in Inuttitut. Youth from Hopedale, Postville, and Makkovik took part in this trip.

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Torngat Caribou

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Polar Bear

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Moose

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Arctic Char

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Salmon

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Greenland Halibut

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Snow Crab

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Shrimp

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