YELLOWKNIFE (July 4, 2018) – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Robert C. McLeod announced today that 12 new environmental monitoring and research projects are receiving funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP). Total funding for these new projects is $760,000.
These projects will be funded over the next three years and will be conducted in partnership with various Indigenous organizations, Canadian universities, and territorial and federal government departments.
This announcement brings the total number of current projects funded through NWT CIMP to 16. Project topics include tracking the influence of permafrost thaw in peatlands on aquatic health and the collection of Traditional Knowledge to better understand changes in boreal and barren-ground caribou habitat.
“The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to supporting NWT CIMP. These environmental monitoring and research projects, which use scientific and traditional sources of knowledge, are critical for the future of the north and sustainable development in the territory. A healthy environment is essential to the longevity of our land and for northerners now and in the future."
- Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
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