Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline – CTV News

Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202216 Views

May 11, 2022

Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food.

Harvesters from Pond Inlet on the northern coast of Baffin Island say numbers of the iconic, single-tusked whale are already a small fraction of what they were before the Mary River iron mine began operating.

They say a decision expected Friday from the Nunavut Impact Review Board could make things even worse by allowing the mine to nearly double the amount of ship traffic through nearby waters.

“We’re used to seeing thousands and thousands of narwhal,” said Enooki Inuarak. “We used to go to sleep hearing the narwhals breathe.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/inuit-fear-ruling-on-arctic-mine-expansion-could-hasten-ongoing-narwhal-decline-1.5897813

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More