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Hundreds of actions to protect NWT species at risk captured in three new reports

Credit: Tłı̨chǫ Government

PHOTO: Tłı̨chǫ Highway monitors share knowledge on a tǫdzı (boreal caribou) vegetation study wih Imaryuk monitors. Photo credit: Tłı̨chǫ Government                          

The Conference of Management Authorities, established under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act to conserve and recover species at risk in the Northwest Territories (NWT), is reporting on progress to manage polar bears and amphibians in the NWT and recover boreal caribou.

The three progress reports released today highlight the actions taken by management partners across the NWT (and in the case of polar bears, in Yukon as well) to implement the management plans and recovery strategy for these species at risk, along with progress towards meeting the objectives laid out in the plans. They also identify areas where more work is needed.

Progress reporting is required every five years under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act. These are the first progress reports for these NWT species.

The reported actions range from ongoing monitoring efforts to the development of new research techniques, better incorporation of Indigenous knowledge into decision-making, public awareness campaigns and guidance for developers operating in species at risk habitat.

These actions are provided by wildlife co-management boards and governments—however, all residents can support and implement conservation and recovery actions for the benefit of species in the NWT.

Read the full progress reports:

For more information on species at risk in the NWT, including the threats they are facing and how they are being protected, visit:


Jody Pellissey, Chairperson
Conference of Management Authorities
c/o NWT Species at Risk Secretariat
Phone (toll-free): 1 (855) 783-4301