THE PURPOSE of this NWMB hearing is to publicly consider the proposed listing of the Cumberland Sound beluga population as a threatened species under the federal Species at Risk Act.
If a species is listed as threatened, it means that the species is likely to become an endangered species if nothing is done to reverse the factors leading to its extirpation or extinction (disappearance).
The Government of Canada’s Department of Environment- has filed, in Inuktitut and English, a Proposal for NWMB Decision as to whether or not to list the Cumberland Sound beluga population as a threatened species. That Proposal, along with other documents comprising the best available information to date, is available for review or download from the NWMB’s website.
The deadline for submissions to the public hearing is May 18th 2010. The
public hearing will be conducted in Pangnirtung , NU on June 22nd to June 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 22nd and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 23rd. The agenda and meeting place location will be posted on the NWMB’s website when the information becomes available.