Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust
The Nunavut Wildlife Research Trust (NWRT or Trust), which is administered by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) provides funding for government departments to carry out wildlife research in Nunavut that addresses the priorities of the NWMB and Inuit. The Trust provides an annual allocation to address wildlife research priorities as identified by the NWMB through its identification of NWMB and Regional Wildlife Priorities in the three regions of Nunavut.
Research is necessary to ensure that wildlife resources are harvested in a knowledgeable and sustainable way so that Nunavummiut can continue the harvesting that is so essential to their way of life. The NWMB has a lead role to play in this area and is committed to making wildlife research responsive to the needs and concerns of the people of Nunavut.
Each year in December, the Trustees of the NWRT determine the amount of funding that will be available in each funding period based on the performance of the Trust. The NWRT responsibly manages the Trust to ensure that the funds continue to grow and are therefore available for wildlife research over the long term.