Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT)
The Council focuses on the conservation of terrestrial wildlife species (and polar bears), and birds. Their geographic area of jurisdiction is that part of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) within the Northwest Territories. The Council’s mandate is to advise appropriate ministers on all matters relating to wildlife policy, and the management, regulation, research, enforcement and administration of wildlife, habitat and harvesting for the Western Arctic Region, within the NWT. It is the responsibility of the Council to prepare conservation and management plans, and to determine and recommend harvestable quotas. The Council also reviews, and advises the appropriate governments on existing or proposed wildlife legislation and any proposed Canadian position for international purposes that affect wildlife in the Western Arctic Region. The Council consists of three members appointed by the Inuvialuit, two members appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), one member appointed by the Government of Canada, and a Chair. The Chair is appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories with the consent of the Inuvialuit and Canada.
Research within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region proposed by our government partners is reviewed by the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT) annually. Many projects will continue through the next few years or are a continuation of projects begun in previous years.
The WMAC (NWT) logo was designed through a competition in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in 1988. Grant Rivalin submitted the attached logo. The images represent a raptor in a human hand, and a polar bear. These are examples of the birds and terrestrial animals that are managed by the Council. The blue and black background represent habitat, which is also managed by the Council.