Les systèmes marins

Projets de recherche en cours (2019-2023)

Walrus Health and Population Dynamics in the Context of Climate Change

Location: Nunavik
Walruses are a vital species for traditional Inuit hunting practice and are relied upon for subsistence purposes. However, this species is vulnerable to climate change and human disturbance. To protect this high-value mammal, it is crucial to better understand the threats that could impact the walrus population, including biological variables like trichinellosis. Using mapping, current data modeling, and traditional knowledge, this project aims to identify the higher risk region in Nunavik for trichinellosis. It also aims to indicate which walrus (sex, age, size, health status) are more infected by Trichinella Nativa. The research project will be led by the Wildlife Biologist of the Nunavik Research Centre in Kuujjuaq, the team at the Nunavik Research Centre, and volunteer hunters. It will take place in six coastal communities of Nunavik. This information will support predictions about the long-term viability of the Inuit walrus hunt and support Inuit in the pursuit of this traditional activity.

Aiviit Qanuinngittuuningit amma Unurninginnut Qanuilinganiujut Turaangatillugit Silaup Asijjiqpallianinganut

Piliriaksami sivuliqtuq: Mathilde Lapointe St-Pierre

Ikajuqtuijuq Timiujuq: Makivvik

Namiinninga: Kuujjuaq, Inukjuak, Puvirnituq, Ivujivik, Salluit, Kangiqsujuaq, Quaqtaq (Nunavik)

Aiviit taimauqataujariaqallariksutik uumajuqutiummata piusituqaminni Inuit angunasuaqpaktanginnut nirjutinik ammalu annaumajjutiksarijauqataullutik niqigijauvangmata. Kisianilu, tamakkua uumajuit aktuqtausaraittuuvut silaup asijjiqpallianinganit ammalu Inungnit pavvisaaqtauqattarnirnit. Tamakkua aturniqammariqataujut uumajuit mianirijausimaliqullugit, pimmariuluarpuq tukisiumatsialiriamik attanaqtumiilirutiuvaktunik aktuisimalirunnaqsutik aiviit unurnirijanginnik, piqasiutillugit uumaniqaqtunut ajjigiinngilirutiujunnaqtut suurlu aipajurtursimanirmit niqinganit aanniaqalirnaqpaktunik. Aturlugit nunanngualiangusimajuit, maannamut tikititausimallutik tukisigiarviksaqutiit ammalu piusituqami Inuit qaujimajatuqangit, taakkunani piliriangukainnaqtuni nalunaijaisimalirumavut quttingniqpaullutik attanaqtumiiliqtittiniuvaktunut Nunaviup aviktuqsimaningani aanniaqalirutiuvaktunut. Turaarviksaqarmijut nalunaiqsisimaliriamut nalingit aiviit (arnarluit, angusalluit, ukiuqarningit, anginingit, qanuinngittiarninginnuangajut) aanniaqaliqsimavammangaata taimannaittunik qupirrualaaqaliqsutik taijaujunik Qallunaatitut Trichinella Nativs-mik. Qaujisainiulluni piliriangukainnartuq sivuliqtiqarniaqput uumajulirijinganik Nunavuk Qaujisaivvinganit Kuujjuarmi, Nunavik Qaujisaivvingata piliriaqaqtinginik, ammalu akiliqtugaunatik angunasuaqtinit. Piliriniqarviuniartuq qaujisainiq arvinilingni (6) tariup sigjangini nunaligijaujuni Nunavingmi. Tamakkua tusagaksait ikajurutiulirniartut qanuilingalirunnarniujunut pijjutiqaqtillugit akuniiqtumut ikajurniqarunnaqtunut kiinaujatigut Inuit aiviqsiuqpangninginnit ammalu ikajurutiulirlutik Inungnut piusituqamiktigut angunasuarnirivaktanginnut.