Mackenzie River Basic Board

Guiding Principles for Cooperative Management: Equitable Utilization; Prior Consultation; Sustainable Development; and Maintaining Ecological Integrity.

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

Telephone: (306) 780-6425
Email: girma.sahlu@canada.ca

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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