In 2013, the Province of British Columbia published a plan to improve management of species at risk in BC. Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia resulted in a number of important actions to protect rare species and ecosystems in BC. The species-at-risk plan laid out actions to be considered under five themes in order to balance British Columbia’s economic, environmental, and social priorities. These themes are: Improving species conservation through management at the ecosystem and landscape scale; Providing the best available information to support identification, management and recovery of species at risk; Encouraging British Columbians to embrace stewardship of species at risk across all lands; Applying protection for species at risk consistently across all sectors; Measuring and reporting on government’s investments in species at risk. This update document outlines specific key achievements, made between 2013 and 2017, under each of these themes.
Province of BC. 2018. Update on Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia. Province of BC