The rapid pace of species extinctions globally has been called one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity. Canada has made national and international commitments to protect biodiversity, particularly endangered species. Canada’s response to these commitments is complicated by a divided constitutional jurisdiction over the environment. The federal, provincial, and territorial governments have endeavoured to find a solution to this shared responsibility by executing the National Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (National Accord.) In it, each jurisdiction commits to take specific steps to implement legal protection for endangered species. Alberta’s answer to endangered species protection has been to enact amendments to the Wildlife Act. Although passed before the National Accord was signed, these amendments are all Alberta intends to do to fulfil its responsibilities...
Francis, Wendy. 1999. Endangered Species Protection in Alberta: "Where's the Beef?" (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 1
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: Alberta, legislation, National Accord
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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