This report presents the recent scientific knowledge and status of the Cape Bathurst, Bluenose-West and Bluenose-East caribou herds and gaps in knowledge. Research suggestions are presented for consideration by the co-management boards responsible for managing these herds.
This technical report is one of two companion documents to Taking Care of Caribou: The Cape Bathurst, Bluenose-West and Bluenose-East Caribou Herds Management Plan. The other companion report compiles comments made by community members during engagement meetings on the plan. Readers should refer to that document for a community perspective on the topics discussed in this report.