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Draft Species Status Report for American White Pelican in the NWT


The NWT Species at Risk Committee (SARC) has released the draft Species Status Report for American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) in the NWT for review. The species status report is a comprehensive report that compiles and analyzes the best available Indigenous, community, and scientific information on the biological status of American White Pelican in the NWT, as well as existing and potential threats and positive influences. The report was prepared in advance of the scheduled 2023 assessment of American White Pelican in the NWT.

The draft status report can be opened here.

If you are interested in reviewing the report and submitting comments, please use the following questions to guide your review:

  • Has the report fully investigated the best available sources of information?
  • Is the information from those sources portrayed accurately?

Comments on the draft report must be submitted to the Species at Risk Secretariat by no later than January 4, 2023.

Comments can be submitted via email (, fax (867-873-0293), or via standard mail at the address below:

Species at Risk Secretariat
SC6, c/o Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

Please note that the report is a draft and is not to be cited without permission of the Species at Risk Committee Chairperson. If you have any questions about reviewing draft status reports, or if you require the report in a different format, please contact the Species at Risk Secretariat.