YELLOWKNIFE (March 1, 2017) – The Northwest Territories (NWT) Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy and the NWT Amphibian Management Plan were released this week.
This action fulfills the Government of Northwest Territories’ responsibilities under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act and follows independent assessments completed by the NWT Species at Risk Committee and consensus agreements from the Conference of Management Authorities (CMA).
The CMA now has nine months to develop consensus agreements on the implementation of the NWT Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy and NWT Amphibian Management Plan.
The Recovery Strategy and the Management Plan set out goals, objectives and recommended approaches for the conservation and recovery of boreal caribou and amphibians in the NWT. They do not result in any automatic prohibitions or protection for either species or their habitat.
The development of recovery strategies and management plans for species at risk in the NWT supports the 18th Legislative Assembly’s priorities of environmental stewardship and encouraging coordination and effectiveness in resource management and recognizing traditional knowledge and land claims agreements.
More information on species at risk in the NWT can be found on-line at www.nwtspeciesatrisk.ca
“These actions to ensure a healthy and sustainable population of boreal caribou and a health and viable population of each amphibian species across their ranges in the NWT do not result in any automatic prohibitions or protections for these species or their habitat.”
- Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
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