OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Northwest Territories

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wood Bison Conservation
July 14: The government added wood bison to the NWT List of Species at Risk as Threatened species. Impact: While no new protections are automatically triggered, the government now has 2 years to construct a recovery strategy for the species.

Polar Bear Conservation
June 27: The GNWT released a pair of regional polar bear management plans for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region including the Polar Bear Joint Management Plan and the Framework for Action for Management of Polar Bears. The government must come up with a consensus agreement for implementing the plans by March 27, 2018.