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The NWMB’s desire to establish wildlife management and research priorities is guided by the relevant principles of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA).  There is a need to ensure that Nunavut’s wildlife resources are being managed properly, according to the principles of conservation (S 5.1.5) and for the benefit of Nunavut residents. 

The NWMB has developed its own set of Wildlife Research and Management Priorities as they relate to the Board’s duties and functions set out in the NLCA.

In addition to establishing its own priorities, the NWMB holds “Regional Wildlife Research and Management Priority Workshops” every three years in each of the three regions of Nunavut: Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin), Kivalliq, and Kitikmeot.  Representatives from each of the communities participate in the 2-day workshops to hear about and discuss current local and regional issues in wildlife management, and work together to develop a list of Regional Wildlife Research and Management Priorities.

For recent lists of Regional Wildlife Research and Management Priorities, click the links below:

  • 2018-2021 Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Priorities
  • 2018-2021 Kivalliq priorities
  • 2019-2021 Kitikmeot Priorities (coming soon)
  • 2018-2021 Priorities – all regions.


The NWMB will request additions and modifications to the lists on an annual basis to ensure continued participation and support from HTOs and RWOs.

Establishing priorities assists the NWMB and other agencies in setting management work plans for the coming year(s), and assists the NWMB and other agencies in determining funding allocations to address priority issues.  NWMB specifically uses these priorities when evaluating applications for funding for the Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust (NWRT) and Nunavut Wildlife Studies Fund (NWSF)

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