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Our Species at Risk

A guide to NWT species at risk is available:

For current range maps, or to create a report of species at risk in a specific area, check out the NWT Species and Habitat Viewer.

Click here to learn about the processes for taking care of species at risk.

Species Status at a Glance

The following species found in the NWT have been assessed as being at some level of risk under federal and/or territorial species at risk legislation.

Click on the species name in the table below to see information about that species.

Click here to learn about the different categories of risk.

Species
Status in NWT
Status in Canada
Region
 
SARC Assessment
NWT List of Species at Risk
COSEWIC Assessment
Federal Species at Risk Act list

Mammals

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Threatened
Under Consideration
Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Threatened
Threatened
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Endangered
Special Concern
Endangered
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Endangered
Under Consideration
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not At Risk
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Endangered
Under Consideration
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Special Concern
Endangered
Endangered
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Special Concern
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Sahtú
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Special Concern
Endangered
Endangered
Dehcho, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Threatened
Threatened
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Special Concern
Special Concern
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Under Consideration
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Endangered
Under Consideration
South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not At Risk
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Special Concern
Threatened
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, South Slave

Birds

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Under Consideration
Not At Risk
No Status
Dehcho, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Threatened
Threatened
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Threatened
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Threatened
Dehcho
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Endangered
Endangered
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Threatened
Under Consideration
Gwich'in, Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Endangered
Endangered
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Threatened
Under Consideration
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not At Risk
No Status
Not At Risk
No Status
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not At Risk
Special Concern
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Endangered
Endangered
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Threatened
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Endangered
Endangered
South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, South Slave

Amphibians

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Special Concern
Special Concern
South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho

Reptiles

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Special Concern
Under Consideration
Not Assessed
No Status
South Slave

Fishes

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Special Concern
Special Concern
Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Threatened
Threatened
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Threatened
No Status
Dehcho, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave

Insects

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Data Deficient
No Status
Endangered
Endangered
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Data Deficient
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Sahtú
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Threatened
Under Consideration
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not At Risk
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ, Sahtú, South Slave

Plants

NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Threatened
Threatened
Endangered
Endangered
Inuvialuit
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
NWT Status
SARC
NWT List
Canada Status
COSEWIC
Federal List
Not Assessed
No Status
Special Concern
Special Concern
Dehcho

Rare plant species

There are 3 other globally rare plant species in the Northwest Territories: Drummond BluebellBanks Island Alkali Grass and Raup's Willow. To find out about species ranked 'May be at risk,' visit the NWT General Status Ranking Program.