Caribou

Caribou with a satellite collar. The collar falls of automatically and can be tracked by GINR.
Caribou with a satellite collar. The collar falls of automatically and can be tracked by GINR. Photo: Christine Cuyler.
Caribou with a satellite collar.
Caribou with a satellite collar. Photo: Christine Cuyler.
Caribou bein g instrumented.
Caribou bein g instrumented. Photo: Christine Cuyler.

Satellite tracking of Caribou

In spring 2008 a total of 40 Caribou have been instrumented with GPS-satellite transmitters in an area north of Nuuk from Akia to Maniitsoq. (see map below).

Project responsible

Christine Cuyler, Grønlands Naturinstitut og Peter Aastrup, NERI.

Project periode

Spring 2008 to summer 2010. It is illegal to shoot a caribou with collar.
Map showing the area with tracked animals from Akia-Maniitsoq area. Red dots indicate release of a caribou with GPS-collar.

Updated 03.31.2011