Caribou are an important food source for Inuit on Baffin Island in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.
But declining populations led to a moratorium on hunting the animals in December.
This week however, the government lifted the moratorium, allowing a total harvest of 250 male caribou in the southern part of the island.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Caribou numbers plummet in eastern Canada, Radio Canada International
Finland: Reindeer glitter to improve road safety in Finland, Yle News
Norway: Blog – Reindeer migration (by boat!) in Arctic Norway (VIDEO), Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Bear hunt quota worries reindeer herders in Sweden’s Arctic, Radio Sweden
United States: Wildfires could threaten Arctic caribou herd’s winter habitat: study, Alaska Dispatch