Reporting: Illness in Harvested Animals

Press Release

26 September 2023

If you observe any wildlife acting sick or strange, or notice disease or illness within harvested animals, please notify your local conservation officer. The Department of Environment encourages and thanks hunters who provide samples for testing.

The department has also developed a Nunavut Harvester Safety Guide. Copies of the guide have been sent to every Hunter’s and Trapper’s Organization (HTO) and wildlife office in Nunavut. The guide is also available on the Department of Environment’s website, at Wildlife Resources | Government of Nunavut

If you have questions or want to learn more on testing, contact your local Conservation Officer (CO).


Media Contact:

Lekan Thomas
Manager of Communications, Education & Outreach
Department of Environment


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