Walruses and the Walrus Hunt in West and Northwest Greenland

An Interview Survey about the Catch and the Climate

Erik W. Born, Anna Heilmann, Lene Kielsen Holm, Kristin L. Laidre, and Maria Iversen

Walruses and the Walrus Hunt in West and Northwest Greenland

Erik W. Born, Anna Heilmann, Lene Kielsen Holm, Kristin L. Laidre, and Maria Iversen

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

255 pages | 50 color plates, 30 graphs, 12 maps, 10 figures | 8 x 11
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9788763545488 Published August 2017 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA

This volume presents the results of a survey of Greenland subsistence hunters, who hunt and catch walruses in West and Northwest Greenland, where the animals are still a part of the traditional subsistence hunting culture. However, the Greenland walrus hunting grounds have experienced marked environmental changes due to climate change, and quotas were introduced for the catch across all of Greenland in 2006. These interviews explore how such changes have affected the local communities. The main text summarizes the broad findings while more details are provided in the individual hunter statements in four appendices.

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