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The DOE Wildlife Management division has a legislated mandate for the management of terrestrial wildlife species in Nunavut. In addition to the Nunavut Wildlife Act, the Wildlife Management division is responsible for fulfilling GN responsibilities under a wide range of federal legislation and both national and international agreements and conventions, including on-going responsibility for the co-management of Nunavut wildlife as obligated under the NLCA. One of the primary goals of the Division is to achieve a balanced approach to wildlife management that meets legislative requirements, uses both science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) and reflects the values and needs of Nunavummiut. Visit the Resources page for information on Wildlife Legislation in Nunavut.
The objectives of the Wildlife Management division are to:
- provide up-to-date information from various sources, including in-house scientific research and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, to co-management partners in order to make responsible wildlife management and land use decisions;
- develop wildlife management plans with co-management partners in order to protect wildlife populations; meet national and international obligations;
- provide support and resources to co-management partners and harvesters;
- and, ensure legislative and regulatory compliance through education and enforcement