Introduction to the survey

The status of northern mountain caribou was assessed by the NWT Species at Risk Committee in April 2020. They recommended that this species be added to the NWT List of Species at Risk as a species of Special Concern in the NWT, reflecting its sensitivity to climate change, declines in important habitat components, reported population declines in some localized areas, and threats (including disrespectful harvesting, recreation activities, and resource development).

‘Special Concern’ means that a species could become threatened because of a combination of limiting biological characteristics (e.g., low reproductive capacity, high calf mortality) and identified threats. If listed, a management plan would need to be completed for this species within two years of listing. There is already a national management plan and a regional community-based planning process that could help fulfil this requirement. There are no automatic changes to quotas, by-laws, or regulations already in place as a result of listing.

The objective of this survey is to gather public feedback on the proposed designation of northern mountain caribou as a species of Special Concern in the NWT.

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* 1. In which region of the NWT do you currently live?

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* 2. Should northern mountain caribou be added to the NWT List of Species at Risk as a species of Special Concern?

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* 3. Why or why not (please be specific; this helps us better understand your perspective)?

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* 4. If northern mountain caribou were added to the List, do you think there would be any impacts (positive or negative) from the listing?

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* 5. If so, what (please be specific; this helps us better understand your perspective)?

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* 6. Is there new or missing information that was not considered in the status report?

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* 7. If so, can you provide it to us or tell us where to find it?

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* 8. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

If you require additional information about the proposed listing of northern mountain caribou, please contact us:

Species at Risk Secretariat
Toll-free: (855) 783-4301*
Fax: (867) 873-0293
Email: sara@gov.nt.ca

*Please note that in accordance with Covid-19 precautions, we do not currently have access to our offices, or our office phones. Although we normally welcome phone calls, until workplace restrictions are lifted, email is the most reliable method of reaching us.
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