8.1 Principles of Regional Integration
Aulavik is an important component of cultural resource and ecosystem management in the NWT and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Only by developing cooperative liaisons and partnership activities can effective management and protection of park resources be achieved.
Aulavik was established under the ANPEA in a manner that committed park management to be carried out within a framework of cooperative management and regional coordination. Several sections of the ANPEA and the IFA relate to the need for cooperation and coordination. In the IFA, section 14(2) states, "to achieve effective protection of the ecosystems in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, there should be an integrated wildlife and land management regime". Section 14(39) further states, "Canada undertakes to ensure that wildlife management and habitat management produce an integrated result with respect to migratory species within the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and the adjacent off-shore."
Section 6.03 of the ANPEA states:
"Within five years of the signing of this agreement, the Canadian Parks Service, in consultation with the Sachs Harbor Hunters and Trappers Committee, the Inuvialuit Game Council, The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, the Wildlife Management Advisory Committee (NWT), and the broader Canadian Public, shall develop a management plan for the park which shall comply with the provisions of this Agreement, the National Parks Act and Parks Canada Policy."
Parks Canada program policy encourages collaboration with others who share common goals and objectives. Conservation areas cannot be managed in isolation from the regions in which they are situated. Park managers will seek to integrate its programs with the surrounding landscapes, ecosystems, regions and communities to encourage the achievement of mutually supportive environmental, conservation, social and cultural objectives. Multi-jurisdictional agreements such as the Zone E Polar Bear agreement will also be recognized in park management.