In October 2013, the NWT Conference of Management Authorities on Species At Risk reached a Consensus Agreement to add tǫdzı or boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) to the Northwest Territories List of Species at Risk as a “threatened” species.
On December 12, 2012, the Northwest Territories (NWT) Species at Risk Committee (SARC) provided the assessment and status report for boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) to the Conference of Management Authorities (CMA) and recommended that boreal 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, SAR C's assessment and reasons for assessment, public input (solicited by the Management Authorities between April and August 2013), and the results of Crown consultation duties, performed by the Government of the Northwest Territories. No information was provided to SARC by the CMA or a Management Authority under paragraph 31 ( 1 )( c) and no written clarification was provided by SARC under section 34 of the Species at Risk (NWT) Act. Actions taken by Management Authorities with respect to the required approvals and their preparation for the development of the Consensus.