YELLOWKNIFE (March 11, 2016) – The first recovery strategy for a threatened species in the Northwest Territories (NWT) was released this week.
The hairy braya is a rare flowering plant found only on the Cape Bathurst Peninsula and Baillie Island, NWT in the Inuvialuit Settlement Area.
This action fulfills Government of the Northwest Territories responsibilities under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act and follows independent assessments completed by the NTW Species at Risk Committee and a consensus agreement the Conference of Management Authorities.
The Conference of Management Authorities now has nine months to reach a consensus agreement on implementation of the recovery strategy.
The development of recovery strategies for species at risk support the 18th Legislative Assembly’s priorities of environmental stewardship and encouraging coordination and effectiveness in resource management systems and recognizing traditional knowledge and land claims agreements.
“The NWT Hairy Braya Recovery Strategy is the first recovery strategy developed and approved under the Species at Risk (NWT) Act,” said the Minister. “It sets out a goal, objectives and recommended approaches for the conservation and recovery of hairy braya.”
- Wally Schumann, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
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