The objectives of this project are to:
- To determine to what extent cash and subsistence income derived from individual species contribute to Greenlandic hunting households’ total annual income as well as to the wider Greenlandic society and the national economy
- Compare reliance on hunting and hunting yield composition over time and between locations to examine to what extent different species substitute each other and how this has been influenced by climatic factors, hunting regulations and trade prices
- Conduct future scenario analysis and simulations to predict household welfare, quality of life and societal aggregated economic consequences of reduced access to individual species, resulting from effects of climate change or caused by proposed hunting regulations
- Determine whether particular groups of hunters, such as highly specialized hunters in remote communities, are more exposed to these impacts than others
Through these efforts the project aims to facilitate the design of future hunting regulations in a way that better serves the long-term interests of Greenlandic society as well as the hunting households.