Northern Region

Northern Region: Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Inuvialuit
Species at Risk Act (SARA) Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project

Project Overview

This multi-year project will facilitate Indigenous communities’ and organizations’ participation in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) listing and recovery planning processes for terrestrial species as part of implementing the federal Species at Risk Act. CIER’s role is to support a range of activities between Indigenous communities and organizations and ECCC on developing recovery documents, sharing knowledge and language, addressing threats to terrestrial species at risk survival and recovery, and land use planning for species at risk on reserve lands and within traditional territories.

Species at Risk List

ECCC is continuously listing and reassessing the status of species under the Species at Risk Act and developing recovery documents for those that are listed as special concern, threatened or endangered. The focus of the SARA Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project is on those species that are actively undergoing the listing process or recovery document development. The list below is subject to change over time

Table of Species (PDF)

Upcoming Events



Please register to attend, using the Zoom registration link below. Workshop agenda and presentation will be circulated the day before the meeting. If you require assistance with registration, please reach out to Edward Guo at [email protected].


On this webpage you will find the materials shared at the sessions included in this project (e.g., SARA overview sessions, species-specific workshops, training sessions, information sharing sessions, funding application forms). You will also find helpful species at risk-related tools and resources. Click on the topic headings to see a drop-down list of the associated resources.

Overview of available funding to support involvement (PDF)


Lynn Mallett, Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])
Kat Hewitt, Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])
Kate Cave, Senior Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])
Bruce Laurich, Species at Risk Biologist, ECCC-CWS ([email protected])