Have Your Say! Wildlife Act regulatory amendments Phase 2

Information on the Wildlife Act Phase 2 Regulation Amendments:

The Wildlife Act “Phase 2” Regulation Amendments Discussion Document explains the proposed new regulatory changes.  The plain language presentation helps explain the regulation changes. The links have information about the proposed government actions involving “Phase 2” Wildlife Act regulatory amendments, and draft Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) process and guideline requirements.

1. Phase 2 Wildlife Act regulations and WMMP discussion document
2. Phase 2 Wildlife Act regulations public presentation overview
3. Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) Process and Guidelines:
   a. WMMP overview of the guidelines public presentation
   b. WMMP Guidelines 1:  Process Requirements
   c. WMMP Guidelines 2:  Content Requirements
   d. WMMP Guidelines: Acronyms and Definitions

 Public meetings were held across the NWT in:

Norman Wells – May 9th from 7-9 p.m. at the Legion

Yellowknife – May 28th from 4-8 p.m. at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre

Fort Smith – May 29th from 7-9 p.m. at the Pelican Inn Blue Room

Hay River – May 30th from 6-9 p.m. at the Ptarmigan Inn Alexandra Falls Room

Ulukhaktok – June 6th from 1:00 – 5 p.m. at the Kayutak Centre

Inuvik - June 11th from 4 - 8 p.m. at the ICC Building community hall

Tuktoyaktuk - June 12th from 5 - 9 p.m. at Kitti Hall

Paulatuk - June 13th from 2-6 p.m. at the Paulatuk Visitors Centre Boardroom

Sachs Harbour - June 19th from 2-6 p.m. at the Recreation boardroom

Fort McPherson - June 20th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Lodge

Aklavik - June 26th from 3-7 p.m. at the Hamlet Council Chambers (David "Buck" Storr Building)

Tsiigehtchic - June 27th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Chief Paul Niditchie school gym


The public engagement period is now closed.



What was this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is conducting public engagement with respect to Phase II amendments of the Wildlife Act and welcomes your review and input into the regulations and the Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) process and guideline requirements.
The primary objective is to develop Wildlife Act Phase II regulations and guidelines that are widely-supported across the Northwest Territories, through informed and meaningful participation in public engagement activities.

How will my contribution make a difference?

We invited everyone to consider the proposed regulatory amendments and share feedback.
The input received will help develop and refine the proposed regulatory amendments and WMMP process and guideline requirements, which are important for the continued conservation of wildlife in the NWT.


Our public comment period closed June 30, 2018.  ENR will continue to develop and refine the proposed regulatory amendments based on the feedback received with the assistance of a Wildlife Act Working Group and Stakeholders Wildlife Act Advisory Group.  Additionally, each renewable resources board as per the land claim agreements must formally approve the final regulations before they are enacted.