WILDLIFE POPULATION
AND HARVEST
MONITORING
SOFTWARE



This software was developed to
aid in management of wildlife species
with multi-year reproductive cycles and
extended parental care (e.g. polar bears,
black bears); it is also applicable to
species which breed annually
(e.g. furbearers and ungulates).

RISKMAN
Population Modelling
for Sustainability Assessment

VITAL RATES
Polar Bear Population
Parameter Estimation

FLEXIBLE QUOTA SYSTEM
Nunavut Polar Bear Harvest
Quota Calculation

 

Acknowledgements: The development of RISKMAN was a collaborative effort, funded jointly by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Northwest Territories Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development. RISKMAN extends former deterministic harvest models developed in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Federal/Provincial Polar Bear Technical Committee. This simulation model also benefited from comments following a presentation by Mitchell Taylor at the International Bear Association Meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1995.