Both Canada and British Columbia currently lack specific legislation to protect species at risk. I review the background to this deficiency and comment briefly on the form of upcoming federal endangered species legislation. I propose that a stand-alone British Columbia Endangered Species Act would complement the new federal legislation ideally, and would be the most appropriate way to fulfill British Columbia’s obligations under the National Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk. Finally, I consider the form and content of such an act, and whether British Columbia currently has the capability to implement such an act.
Smith, James N.M.. 1999. Why British Columbia Needs a Provincial Act to Protect Species at Risk and Their Habitats (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks; University College of the Cariboo. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: species at risk, lack, legislation, deficiency, sara, provincial act
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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