Thank you for your sharing your ideas, perspectives and solutions related to species at risk in B.C.

Your feedback will be considered in the development of an intentions paper. The intentions paper will outline specific ideas and intents for draft legislation. All feedback received by August 29, 2018 at 4PM will be considered as part of the development of those policy intentions. There will be an upcoming opportunity for all British Columbians to comment on the intentions paper in phase two of this engagement.

In the meantime, if you have any additional comments please submit them via email. Comments are welcome at any time.

A summary of all of the feedback received will also be posted to this site. Come back often to learn more about the specific opportunities and to get more involved with species at risk in British Columbia.

This engagement is now closed.


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Discussion #5 – How can we make protecting species at risk fair for everyone?

Posted on July 31, 2018

Over the years, conversations with British Columbians about species at risk have identified that all British Columbians should be responsible for protecting species at risk. Most British Columbians agree it is important to take action to protect and recover species at risk, however not everyone would be impacted equally by the necessary recovery... Read More

Discussion #4 – Information Needs for Species at Risk

Posted on June 11, 2018

Information on species at risk is used for a variety of reasons, including: targeting species-at-risk surveys, informing the review of development permits and environmental assessments, and supporting on-the-ground recovery actions. More information on where species at risk occur and the habitat they use can lead to better informed decisions and... Read More

Discussion #3: Exploring an ecosystem or multi-species approach

Posted on May 14, 2018

British Columbia has an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from lush coastal rainforests, dry interior grasslands, globally unique inland rainforests, boreal forests and coastal estuaries. B.C.’s diverse ecosystems are home to tens of thousands of species – many of which have yet to be discovered. Decades of human influence, a changing... Read More

Discussion #2: Stewardship of Species at Risk on private land

Posted on May 7, 2018

Species at risk occur broadly across British Columbia. Some species are known to occur in only one, isolated area, while others are much more widespread and rely on larger areas for their habitat. As a result, effectively protecting species at risk from extinction will sometimes be necessary on private land. What happens if there is a species... Read More

Discussion #1: Species at Risk Legislation in B.C. – What does it mean for me?

Posted on April 27, 2018

British Columbia has an internationally important role in conservation because many of our species and ecosystems are found nowhere else in Canada, and in some cases, nowhere else in the world. However, the number of species that are at-risk continues to grow. In the last engagement, we heard that the current framework of regulations meant to... Read More