Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Arctic Eider Society in Hudson Bay

Arctic Eider Society
I watched this video nearly a year ago. It was amazing.  It points out how climate change is changing the oceans, beginning with Hudson Bay. The Inuit depend upon the eider ducks for food and clothing. 

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They are doing wonderful work, and I sent a donation. Here is their latest update, which might be of interest to other nature nuts, like myself.

virtual-tour-hunterVIRTUAL TOURS: Start a virtual tour at the ice edge and explore the first ever Google Street View imagery of remote sea ice habitats, wander around town in the remote hamlet of Sanikiluaq, visit the local eider down factory, and more!
Go to the Virtual Tour

We've been working really hard over the last year to develop a new way to share how it feels to stand on the Arctic sea ice in the middle of winter. We’re really excited to share this with you!
It’s an experience like no other, and we’re very pleased to announce the launch our brand new, first-of-its-kind, community-based Interactive Knowledge Mapping Platform (IK-MAP), where you can now track the near-real time results of all the work you’ve helped make possible in Hudson Bay, and even take a virtual tour of Sanikiluaq and the surrounding areas in the first ever Google Street View of remote sea ice habitats! 
The IK-MAP combines sea ice imagery with data and knowledge from the Inuit and Cree communities of eastern Hudson Bay. This mix of new and old, combining indigenous knowledge with science and technology, provides new and important tools for environmental stewardship and culturally relevant education and might be just what’s needed to address the impacts of hydroelectric dams on communities and sea ice ecosystems here. 
This allows the local communities to use their own knowledge systems to share information and interpret local environmental data.
Be sure to check out this exciting new tool for environmental stewardship 2.0. 
Joel Heath, Ph.D.
on behalf of the entire Arctic Eider Society team

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The Arctic Eider Society is a registered Canadian Charity. You can also keep up with them on Twitter or Facebook


William Kendall said...

Thanks for pointing this out, Jennifer!

DUTA said...

Fascinating stuff!

Climate changing is a very worrying topic nowadays. I'm afraid we can't do much about it, although there's good will among governments to act together in finding solutions.
I live in a warm country, and yet the winters of the last few years have become almost 'arcti', and we're not well equipped for that change. We've always had very mild winters with no much need for heating and bulky clothes.

Red said...

This looks like the Belcher Islands which are very low so could be flooded badly enough with rising sea level that they could not be habitable.