Endangered Species Protection

Despite having some of the richest wildlife in North America, and more endangered species than any other province or territory, British Columbia is one of only two provinces in Canada without an endangered species law. It was an election commitment of the new government to change that. The consultation process for the new law is underway, and OFC is working with allies (including several non-OFC organizations) to ensure new law:

Eleven conservation groups submitted joint principles that would inform a meaningful law to safeguard the web of life as we know it in British Columbia, and give our species at risk a path to recovery.

Science-based, expedited protection for species and ecosystems was never more urgent than it is today, in light of ongoing habitat destruction and the accelerating impacts of global warming. We call on the BC government to ensure the new law is the best (most protective) biodiversity protection law in the country.

 

Learn More:

Last Place On Earth (without an Endangered Species Law) – website

B.C. needs a standalone endangered species law – blog

Joint NGO Principles for Meaningful Endangered Species Protection – submission to government