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Greenland is the world's largest island located between the Arctic and the Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic. It is 836,000 square miles and is an autonomous territory with the Kingdom of Denmark. After the Antarctic, it is home to the world's second-largest ice sheet. 89 percent of Greenland's population is Inuit. In a pristine land dominated by the Ice Cap and impossibly steep mountain ranges, fewer than 3,500 people have made East Greenland their home. This wilderness is one of the most isolated wildernesses on earth. The Tunumitt of Tunu who number around 400, live in the area of Scoresbysund in East Greenland. They live a traditional subsistence lifestyle based heavily on seal meat and skin as well as whale, walrus and muskoxen. They are allowed to hunt/ harvest polar bears for fur and sale. There is no kingdom on earth as fiercely protected as Greenlands' wild eastern coast. Enormous ice bergs create a barely penetrable wall shielding the length of the coast. The constant production of glacial ice clogs entrances to inlets, fjords and bays. In East Greenland, animals outnumber humans and the beauty of the landscape is breathtaking.