Peregrine Falcons. Photo credit: Alastair Franke

Peregrine Falcons. Photo credit: Alastair Franke

NWT Species at Risk Update

Draft Species Status reports have been released by the NWT Species at Risk Committee (SARC) which are now open for comment. These reports are comprehensive, including the best available Traditional and scientific knowledge with respect to biological status for NWT species, and any threats or possible influences that may exist. Comments will be accepted until January 7, 2022 and can be submitted to sara@gov.nt.ca. Those found in Wek'èezhìı are: 

Further, several species already listed have now been extended. The intention is to ensure enough time for re-assessment ahead of the listings expiring. The only species located in Wek'èezhìı is the Northern Leopard Frog, which is, at present, listed as Threatened. The term has been extended for this listing, to March 19, 2027.

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