In February 2018, the NWT Conference of Management Authorities on Species At Risk reached a Consensus Agreement on to add barren-ground caribou to the Northwest Territories List of Species at Risk as a Threatened species.
On April 12, 2017, the Northwest Territories (NWT) Species at Risk Committee (SARC) provided the assessment and status report for barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) to the Conference of Management Authorities (CMA) and recommended that barren-ground caribou be added to the NWT List of Species at Risk as a Threatened species. The Species at Risk (NWT) Act provides a 12-month period for the CMA to develop a consensus agreement on listing.
This Consensus Agreement was informed by the completed species status report, SARC's assessment and reasons for assessment, public input (solicited by the Management Authorities), and the results of consultation. No information was provided to SARC by the CMA or the Management Authorities under paragraph 31 ( 1 )( c) of the Species at Risk (NWT) Act.