Chapter 13. Caribou and Muskox Harvesting in the Northwest Territories

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland2 and
  2. Ruth Mace3
  1. Anne Gunn

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch13

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Gunn, A. (1998) Caribou and Muskox Harvesting in the Northwest Territories, in Conservation of Biological Resources (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland and R. Mace), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Author Information

  1. Wildlife and Fisheries Division, Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • caribou and muskox harvesting in Canadian Northwest Territories (NWT);
  • wildlife harvesting and altered NWT;
  • harvesting wildlife in NWT - booms and busts;
  • migratory barren-ground caribou;
  • Arctic and sub-Arctic ecosystems - caribou and muskox in Canadian tundra and taiga ranges;
  • muskox population fluctuations - patchy;
  • caribou and insect harasser ecological relationship;
  • Beverly-Qamanirjuaq Co-management Board;
  • NWT conservation and harvesting;
  • land claim groups and conserving resources


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The system's history

  • The system's ecology

  • Level and types of utilisation

  • Politics and institutional factors

  • Conservation and harvesting in the NWT