Biodiversity

NWT Species Reports

The official General Status Ranks of Wild Species in the Northwest Territories are published every five years as the NWT Species report. Official ranks are valid for the period indicated on the cover of the report.

Current report

Past reports

About the reports

These reports are designed to:

  • Describe the current state of our knowledge about all wild species in the NWT
  • Prioritize species that need more detailed assessment and may need protection in the future
  • Educate and increase public awareness of species that need special attention and of possibilities for involvement in monitoring activities throughout the NWT
  • Help guide wildlife management agencies, co-management boards, impact assessment agencies, industry, governments, and all northerners when making decisions related to wild species in the NWT
  • Provide a tool for exchanging information about the status ranks of wild species in Canada and in the circumpolar world