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Community perspectives on environmental assessment scoping for shipping and associated activities around Sirmilik National Park of Canada

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dc.contributor.supervisor Sinclair, John (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Lane, David Michael Claxton
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-21T21:56:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-21T21:56:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5010
dc.description.abstract This thesis considers the environmental, economic, social, and cultural effects of increasing shipping activities around Sirmilik National Park of Canada, in order to develop possible scoping questions for future environmental assessments. Using a qualitative approach, 25 semi-structured interviews, two focus groups, observation, and field notes were used to collect data which are then analyzed for linkages between valued environmental and social components and the potential effects from shipping and associated activities. The most prominent concern that emerged regarded the potential impacts to migrating and breeding narwhal in the area. Many respondents also discussed economic and social issues because they perceive increasing shipping as a signal of economic growth. In total, 124 scoping questions were developed in 17 direct environmental impact areas identified by participants, as well as 53 scoping questions relating to cumulative effects and strategic issues. The thesis concludes with some broader management implications that flow from the analysis. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject environmental en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject scoping en_US
dc.subject shipping en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject EA en_US
dc.subject sirmilik en_US
dc.subject park en_US
dc.subject narwhal en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Arctic en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.title Community perspectives on environmental assessment scoping for shipping and associated activities around Sirmilik National Park of Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Cumming, Katherine (Parks Canada) Fast, Helen (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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