Species at Risk in the NWT

A guide to NWT species at risk is available. The guide includes range maps.

In English: Species at Risk in the NWT - 2014 Edition.
In French: coming soon.

Click here to learn about the processes for taking care of species at risk.

Species at Risk – at a Glance

The following species found in the NWT have been assessed as being at some level of risk. Click on the species name in the table below to see an info sheet for that species.

Species Status in NWT Status in Canada Area
SARC Assessment NWT List of Species at Risk COSEWIC Assessment Federal Species at Risk Act list NWT region where the species is found
Mammals
Boreal Caribou Threatened Threatened Threatened Threatened Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Bowhead Whale Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Special Concern Inuvialuit
Collared Pika Not assessed No status Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú
Dolphin and Union Caribou Special Concern Under Consideration Special Concern Special Concern Inuvialuit
Grey Whale Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Special Concern Inuvialuit
Grizzly Bear Not assessed No status Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Little Brown Myotis Not assessed No status Endangered Under Consideration Dehcho, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Northern Mountain Caribou Not assessed No status Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho, Gwich'in, Sahtú
Northern Myotis Not assessed No status Endangered Under Consideration Dehcho, South Slave
Peary Caribou Threatened Threatened Endangered Endangered Inuvialuit
Polar Bear Special Concern Special Concern Special Concern Special Concern Inuvialuit
Wolverine Not assessed No status Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Wood Bison Not assessed No status Special Concern Threatened Dehcho, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Birds
Bank Swallow Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Barn Swallow Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Under Consideration Inuvialuit
Canada Warbler Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Threatened Dehcho
Common Nighthawk Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Threatened Dehcho, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Eskimo Curlew Not applicable Not applicable Endangered Endangered
Horned Grebe Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Ivory Gull Not applicable Not applicable Endangered Endangered Inuvialuit
Olive-sided Flycatcher Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Threatened Dehcho, Gwich'in, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius complex Not assessed No status Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Red Knot (islandica subspecies) Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Special Concern Inuvialuit
Red Knot (rufa subspecies) Not applicable Not applicable Endangered Endangered Inuvialuit
Rusty Blackbird Not assessed No status Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Short-eared Owl Not assessed No status Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Whooping Crane Not applicable Not applicable Endangered Endangered South Slave
Yellow Rail Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Fishes
Bull Trout Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Sahtú, South Slave
Dolly Varden Not applicable Not applicable Special Concern Under Consideration Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú
Northern Wolffish Not applicable Not applicable Threatened Threatened Inuvialuit
Shortjaw Cisco Not applicable Not applicable Threatened No status Dehcho, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Amphibians
Northern Leopard Frog Threatened Under Consideration Special Concern Special Concern South Slave
Western Toad Not assessed No status Special Concern Special Concern Dehcho
Plants
Hairy Braya Threatened Threatened Endangered Under Consideration Inuvialuit
Nahanni Aster Not assessed No status Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho
Insects
Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee Not assessed No status Endangered Under Consideration Dehcho, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit, Sahtú, South Slave, North Slave / Tłı̨chǫ
Western Bumble Bee Not assessed No status Special Concern Under Consideration Dehcho, Sahtú