August 1, 2019 - 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:
The deadline to submit comments on these documents is November 1, 2019.
• 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, Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, Tłı̨chǫ 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.
Additional information, including draft documents, fact sheets, review instructions, and survey, are available at: www.nwtspeciesatrisk.ca
Jody Pellissey, Chairperson, Conference of Management Authorities
c/o NWT Species at Risk Secretariat
Tel: (867) 767-9237 ex. 53216