The Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input from the public on a proposed new Wildlife Act for the Northwest Territories.
"Our government has been working to develop a new Wildlife Act that reflects Northerners' values and respect for wildlife, so we can conserve wildlife for present and future generations," said ENR Minister J. Michael Miltenberger. "The proposed legislation has been developed using the same collaborative working group process used for the development of the Species at Risk (NWT) Act, and the next step is seeking input from members of the public to ensure the legislation meets the needs and views of our residents."
Public engagement and consultation is an important component of developing new wildlife legislation. The GNWT is ensuring Aboriginal governments and organizations, resident harvesters, and other stakeholders are considered when developing the legislation.
As part of that process, a public engagement and consultation document outlining the major elements of the proposed new Wildlife Act is available at local ENR Offices or by visiting the ENR website at www.enr.gov.nt.ca 
"I encourage everyone in the territory with a stake in this process to review the document and provide us with your comments," said Minister Miltenberger. "Our goal is to introduce a new Wildlife Act for review by the Legislative Assembly during the 2011 winter session, and we want to ensure that all NWT residents have an opportunity to make their voices heard."
Some of the main elements of the proposed new legislation are:
Development of new wildlife legislation supports the GNWT's Managing This Land strategic initiative and the 16th Legislative Assembly's goal of realizing an environment that will sustain present and future generations.