Polar Bear

Inuvialuit Settlement Region Polar Bear Management Plan

Opportunitiy for Input – Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) Polar Bear Plan

The listing of Polar bear as a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act ( 2011) and the NWT's Species at Risk Act (2014) triggered the need for management plans under both legislative processes. To ensure coordinated and consistent planning across the ISR (NWT and Yukon portions), a joint plan was developed by Inuvialuit, NWT, Yukon, and federal partners. The purpose of the plan is to describe and enhance the exsisting polar bear management system in the ISR. 

The public is invited to comment on the following draft management plan:

Inuvialuit Settlement Region Polar Bear Co-Management Plan and the accompanying  Framework for Action for Management of Polar Bears           


  •  Fact sheet          
  • Comments due by September 2, 2016


The draft management plans and summary fact sheets are available through the links above. Please consider the following questions in providing comments:

·        Do you have suggestions to improve the draft management plan?

·        What actions to you think should be taken to manage and conserve polar bear in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region?

Send your comments to:

Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9237 ext. 53214

Fax: (867) 873-0293

Email:   sara@gov.nt.ca