State of the Environment Report - Highlight Report
NWT State of the Environment - 2011 Highlights Report can be downloaded here.
This is the second NWT State of the Environment Highlights Report. It reaffirms some key findings presentedin the 2009 report; modifies or provides more detail on other findings; and, presents new insights for 2011 and beyond.
NWT State of the Environment Report – 2010 Biodiversity Special Edition can be downloaded here.
Biodiversity is essential for supplying the vital ecosystem services for a healthy living planet including clean water, productive soil, clean air, and food. Loss of biodiversity threatens the health of people and of ecosystem s that people live in. Nature’s capacity to adapt to a changing environment decreases with a lack of biodiversity, reducing nature’s ability to provide those vital services. The 2010 International Year of Biodiversity celebrates the life on earth and the value of biodiversity. The NWT is a part of this celebration.
The goal of the 2010 Special Biodiversity report is to provide information on the state of NWT’s biodiversity. It provides information to help us understand what components of NWT’s biodiversity are changing and why. This information is used to assess the success of our actions in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in the NWT and to plan for the future.
NWT State of the Environment Report - Highlight 2009 can be downloaded here.
The NWT is home to some of the largest remaining portions of two important biomes on the planet: the boreal-taiga forest and the Arctic tundra. NWT residents are responsible to the world for the conservation of these biomes, and for their development in an ecologically sustainable manner. To succeed, all NWT residents, as well as their responsible governments, boards, and organizations, must share knowledge and insights on their environment from all available sources, including traditional knowledge and scientific information. Future reports will improve and add to this knowledge and these insights - with your help. More information on each of these findings can be found under highlight indicators in the web-based NWT State of the Environment Report in this site.
Provide your input – contact NWTSOER@gov.nt.ca
For additional information on the state of the NWT’s environment go to:
- Mackenzie River Basin Board - www.mrbb.ca
- NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (Indian and Northern Affairs) – www.nwtcimp.ca