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Plans to Protect and Manage Species at Risk Available for Public Review


Commenting on these documents has now closed.

The Conference of Management Authorities has released two draft documents today to support the recovery and management of species at risk in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The public is invited to provide input on these draft documents as part of this important process.

Barren-ground caribou and two bat species (little brown myotis and northern myotis) are considered species at risk in the NWT. Under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act, a recovery strategy for barren-ground caribou and a management plan for bats must be in place by July 2020.

Recovery strategies and management plans provide guidance and direction to co-management partners to support the recovery and conservation of species at risk.

Comments can be submitted by survey (links below), email at, fax at (867) 873-0293, or standard mail at the address below.

NWT Species at Risk Secretariat
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

The deadline to submit comments on these documents is November 1, 2019.

Survey links:

Quick Facts

  • The Conference of Management Authorities (CMA) consists of wildlife co-management boards and governments that share management responsibility for the conservation and recovery of species at risk in the NWT.
  • Members of the CMA include: Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT), Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board, Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board, Tlicho Government, Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada.
  • The CMA makes decisions on listing, conservation, management, and recovery of species that may be at risk of disappearing from the NWT.
  • All CMA decisions are made by consensus.