POLAR BEARS TO BE FOCUS IN NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Extinction Chronicles

Polar bears were listed on the Species at Risk Act in 2011.

On June 27th, the Northwest Territories Conference of Management Authorities (CMA) released the Inuvialuit Settlement Region Polar Bear Joint Management Plan and the Framework for Action for Management of Polar Bears in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

The documents were released by Environment and Natural Resources Minister Robert C. McLeod, acting on behalf of the CMA.

The release of the documents comes after an agreement by the CMA to adopt both documents and fulfills responsibilities under the NWT’s Species at Risk Act to complete a management plan for polar bears in the territory.

McLeod says the documents are a…

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