Mackenzie River Basic Board

A healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem for the benefit of present and future generations.

Contact Us

Mackenzie River Basin Board
PO Box 2310
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P7

Telephone: (867) 669-4701
Fax: (867) 873-8185

Protecting Biodiversity

The biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems in the Basin appears generally good. However, as the demands to use water increase, so will the need for water quality and quantity guidelines designed to protect diverse, well-functioning aquatic ecosystems. Traditional and scientific knowledge assessments agree that changes are occurring in the ecological health of the basin's three great river deltas; the Peace-Athabasca; the Slave; and the Mackenzie. Impacts from altered flow regimes, contaminants and climate change are among the factors needing further attention.

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