B.C.’s diversity of wildlife provides many environmental, cultural, social, and economic benefits to all British Columbians.
The purpose of this engagement was to open a discussion among Indigenous peoples, rural communities, wildlife organizations, natural resource development industry stakeholders, and the public so together we can identify ideas on ways to improve how we manage wildlife and their habitat.
The Province wants to better understand the challenges facing wildlife management and habitat conservation, and to explore opportunities for developing more effective management tools.
There were several ways to participate:
- Share ideas directly on the online discussion
- Download a PDF of the discussion paper and send in comments via email or mail
May 22 to July 31, 2018
- 7,366 site visits
- 1,122 comments on the online discussion
- 311 emails were received
- 71 submissions were received
Input leads to action:
During phase 1, Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and the public were asked to share their concerns and ideas for new approaches to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation. Received were hundreds of e-mails, thousands of on-line comments, and met with over 100 Indigenous communities and 50 stakeholder organizations. The following reports summarize what we heard.
Read the What We Heard Reports on Stakeholder, Indigenous and Public Dialogues held in April 2017.