Tools For Industry
Resources for Species Information
Guide to NWT species at risk, including range maps:
To find out about species legally listed on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), including status reports, recovery strategies, action plans and critical habitat, visit the SARA public registry
To find out about species assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and under consideration for listing under SARA, visit the COSEWIC website.
To find out about species legally listed on the NWT List of Species at Risk under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act, visit the NWT List of Species at Risk page.
To find out about species assessed by the Species at Risk Committee (SARC), and what species are scheduled to be assessed in the NWT, visit the SARC main page.
Species range maps can change as new information becomes available. For the most recent range maps, including GIS files, contact the Species at Risk Secretariat. To find out about NWT species that may be at risk but have not been assessed yet, including some globally rare species, read the report on the General Status Ranks of Wild Species in the NWT. For more detail on each species, explore the NWT Species Monitoring Infobase.
Georeferenced records of NWT plants, including some globally rare plants ranked ‘may be at risk,’ are compiled in the NWT Virtual Herbarium. To access information from the virtual herbarium, contact:
Wildlife and Fish Division, Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9237 ext. 53220
Regulations and Permits
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources produces annual reports on agreements with land owners under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act, as well as exemptions to regulations and permits issued.
The Species at Risk (NWT) Act came into force in February 2010, and no regulations or agreements with land owners have been established under the legislation to date. Check this location in future for information on any regulations or agreements. A permitting process will be developed and information on how to apply for a permit will also be available here.
To find out about general prohibitions and critical habitat prohibitions under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), and how to apply for a permit, visit the SARA public registry.
Best Practice Guidelines
Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) Guidelines for Considering Wildlife at Risk in Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mackenzie Valley (currently a DRAFT; contact MVEIRB for more information).