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Ecological Framework of Canada
Taiga Cordillera Ecozone

Human Activities

  1. Subsistence hunting
  2. Tourism

The Taiga Cordillera is a sparsely populated ecozone and home to the Vuntut Gwich’in people. The total population consists of 300 people, 256 of whom reside in the settlement of Old Crow, the Yukon's most northerly community. Much of the area remains essentially untouched wilderness. Subsistence hunting, trapping, and fishing dominate much of the local economy. The Northern Yukon Park and the area’s spectacular scenery makes this ecozone attractive to tourists from around the world.