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Yellowknife – August 22, 2019
Communiqué

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Robert C. McLeod released a new framework that will guide the development of five regional range plans for boreal caribou in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

 

Range plans are tools for decision-makers, developers and communities to help manage activities on the land in a way that supports caribou conservation.

 

Yellowknife – August 21, 2019
News Releases

A plan developed by a multi-stakeholder working group to address changes on the traditional range of the Bathurst caribou herd was released today.

The Bathurst Caribou Range Plan will help decision-makers manage activities on the land in a way that supports the recovery of the Bathurst herd, while providing clarity on land use and access for developers, regulators and residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Yellowknife – August 20, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, this government made a commitment at the beginning of this Legislative Assembly to support the effective co-management of our caribou herds.  As you know, many of our herds are experiencing rapid declines and it is our shared responsibility as a government and a territory to promote their recovery.

Range plans are a vital part of how we work together to co-manage our caribou herds and provide guidance to decision-makers, developers and communities to manage activities on the land in a way that supports healthy caribou populations.

Yellowknife – August 19, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a mandate commitment to finalize a strategic plan to enhance existing programming and build new partnership initiatives to support healthy and sustainable traditional lifestyles, and to develop country food programming to promote the consumption of wild foods.

Yellowknife – August 15, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a mandate commitment to develop a strategy for improving the way that waste is managed in the Northwest Territories.

Waste management is a shared responsibility, and improving waste management in the NWT requires a collaborative approach that considers the diverse interests of all groups producing and managing waste.

Yellowknife – August 13, 2019
News Releases

Seven new environmental monitoring and research projects are receiving funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP).

Every year NWT CIMP funds environmental monitoring and research projects which aim to provide valuable scientific and traditional knowledge for resource managers, governments and communities to use when making decisions.

Yellowknife – August 13, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program is providing $1.7 million this year to support
28 monitoring and research projects.  Funding recipients include Indigenous governments and organizations, universities, and territorial and federal government departments.

Yellowknife – August 12, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released its Waste Resource Management Strategy and Implementation Plan earlier today. The Strategy and Implementation Plan is the GNWT’s 10-year roadmap for improving the way that waste is managed throughout the NWT.

There are four overarching goals that the Strategy and Implementation Plan focuses on:

Yellowknife – June 28, 2019
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 28, 2019) – New regulations to protect wildlife in the Northwest Territories (NWT) are set to come into force under the Wildlife Act on July 1, 2019. Known as ‘Phase 2’ regulations, these amendments are the result of three years of extensive consultation and collaboration with Indigenous governments and organizations, wildlife co-management authorities, hunters, industry and tourism groups, as well as the public.

Yellowknife – June 20, 2019
News Releases

The Protected Areas Act came into force today, providing the legislative framework for creating a network of permanent protected areas that conserve the ecological and cultural worth of the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) most valued places, now and into the future.

The Act allows the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to work collaboratively with Indigenous governments and organizations to establish and manage protected areas in a way that protects biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural continuity.

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