Our shared responsibility
In the Northwest Territories, governments and regional wildlife co-management boards work together through the Conference of Management Authorities to protect and recover species at risk.
Residents of the NWT also have a responsibility to take care of our diverse plants and animals. By learning more about the status of NWT species and how we can best conserve and protect them, we can prevent our species from becoming further at risk – or disappearing from the NWT altogether.
Photo: Doug Dance
You can help!
There are many ways you can be a steward of the land, animals and plants. The NWT Species Conservation and Recovery Fund (SCARF) provides funding for projects that support the long-term conservation, recovery and protection of species that are at risk in the Northwest Territories.
Since 2018, the North Slave Métis Alliance has been combining traditional knowledge with new technologies for species at risk protection. With support from SCARF, they are building a community-based water monitoring program that uses environmental DNA ("eDNA") to detect and identify species in the environment, including culturally important species at risk.
Photo: North Slave Métis Alliance