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dc.contributor.authorCuyler, Christine
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Colin J.
dc.contributor.authorEnghoff, Martin
dc.contributor.authorLevermann, Nette
dc.contributor.authorMøller-Lund, Nuka
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Per N.
dc.contributor.authorDamhus, Ditlev
dc.contributor.authorDanielsen, Finn
dc.identifier.citationCuyler, C., Daniel, C.J., Enghoff, M., et al. (2020) Using local ecological knowledge as evidence to guide management: A community-led harvest calculator for muskoxen in Greenland. Conservation Science and Practice, 2:e159. 14pp DOI:
dc.description.abstractIndigenous people manage or have tenure rights on over a quarter of the world's land surface. While there is growing interest in “evidence-based” natural resource management, there are few documented experiences with “evidence-based” practice in community-managed lands. We explore the evidence required for decisions about harvesting of a community-managed muskox herd in Greenland, and the collaboration needed to acquire this evidence. We present the development, application, and outcome of a user-friendly demographic model— a harvest calculator—and we show how Local Ecological Knowledge was used throughout the process and combined with scientific knowledge. The community members identified suitable harvest scenarios with the use of the calculator. The calculator's predictions corresponded with their own perceptions of declining numbers of muskox bulls and suggested that reversal was possible under an alternative harvest scenario. As a result, the community members used the findings to request a revised muskox harvest quota, which gained immediate approval by the government. We draw on our experience to propose where community-led harvest calculators can be useful. Community-led harvest calculators can help indigenous and local communities develop economically within environmentally sustainable limits, while at the same time providing community members a “voice” in natural resource governance. An effective local management regime will require the sustained application of this tool.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subject.otherAichi targetsen_US
dc.subject.otherIndigenous knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.otherIndigenous rightsen_US
dc.titleUsing local ecological knowledge as evidence to guide management: A community-led harvest calculator for muskoxen in Greenland.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineHuman activityen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleConservation Science and Practiceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle e159.en_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeReports with methodological relevanceen_US Cuyler

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