Wildlife Management and Conservation Plan
The Wildlife Management and Conservation Plan is a keystone piece of work for our Council. It offers guidance and information to our Council members, governments, co-management organizations, environmental assessment bodies, Inuvialuit and other Indigenous organizations, and the general public. It also helps to inform research priorities and projects.
The Council is set to release an updated version of the Plan later this year (2021) that incorporates the results of many years of Inuvialuit knowledge and science studies. Much has changed since the first version - for example, the effects of climate change have become more pronounced, but we also have a better understanding of how change may occur in the future. Importantly, this Plan update will better reflect the conservation requirements of the Yukon North Slope.
We are currently working with the Parties to the Inuvialuit Final Agreement to complete this work. Over the past year, we have been traveling to communities, holding meetings, and presenting the updated draft Plan. Throughout this process we have received excellent feedback that has strengthened the draft Plan. We look forward to sharing this resource with everyone soon!