Peary Caribou Locations on Central Ellesmere Island in March 2017

We flew a survey of central Ellesmere Island (Fosheim Peninsula, Raanes Peninsula, and Svendsen Peninsula), Nunavut, between March 8-20, 2017 to update the population estimate for Peary caribou and muskoxen. Due to weather and logistical constraints the Bache/Knud Peninsula area was not surveyed. This area will be included in the survey of northern Ellesmere in 2018. This survey was the second portion of three in surveying the entirety of Ellesmere Island. 14 Peary caribou were seen on transect during the survey, of these only nine were used to obtain a population estimate of 32 ┬▒SE 25(95% confidence interval [CI]=8-127, CV=79%). The few observations proved an imprecise estimate. Peary caribou were observed on the north portion of Raanes and Svendsen Peninsula, and one group was seen in the south end of Fosheim Peninsula. The southern portion was surveyed in 2015 and the northern portion will be surveyed in 2018.

Metadata Access
Creator Campbell, Mitch;Fredlund, Matt
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Government of Nunavut
Publication Year 2018
Rights Limited
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (61N-77N,92W-61W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-03-08T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-03-20T11:59:59Z