Upon the signing of the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (NLCA), the federal government provided a one-time payment of $11 million to the NWMB. This money was used to establish the Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust (NWRT), which was created to fund wildlife research conducted by territorial and federal government departments.  The NWRT provides an annual allocation to address wildlife research priorities as identified by the NWMB through its identification of NWMB and Regional Wildlife Management and Research Priorities in the three regions of Nunavut.

Each year in December, the Trustees of the NWRT determine the amount of funding that will be available in each funding period based on the performance of the Trust. The NWMB responsibly manages the Trust to ensure that the funds continue to grow and are therefore available for wildlife research over the long-term.

Thanks to sound financial management, the fund’s current value is approximately $20 million, and has permitted the annual allocation of  approximately $700,000 to $800,000 to researchers from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada), Parks Canada, and the Government of Nunavut Department of Environment since its inception in 1994.  The performance of the NWRT is updated yearly in the NWMB’s annual reports.

For more information, or to apply for funding please refer to:


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1NWRT Funding Guide 2018 - INUKNWRT Funding Guide 2018 - INUK (Details)Mar 01, 20194008 times
2NWRT Funding Guide 2018 - ENGNWRT Funding Guide 2018 - ENG (Details)Sep 22, 20201959 times
3NWRT Carry Over Request Form (2015-Present) - INUKNWRT Carry Over Request Form (2015-Present) - INUK (Details)Sep 29, 20155138 times
4NWRT Carry Over Request Form (2015 - present) - ENGNWRT Carry Over Request Form (2015 - present) - ENG (Details)Mar 14, 20195186 times
5NWRT Application Form 2017 - INUKNWRT Application Form 2017 - INUK (Details)Mar 01, 20193381 times
6NWRT Application Form 2017 - ENGNWRT Application Form 2017 - ENG (Details)Sep 22, 20205 times



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