Through the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (1992), and under the National Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996), British Columbia has pledged to conserve this diverse array of life. This brochure outlines the procedures followed in British Columbia to assess the degree of conservation risk for species. Ranking is the process of assigning a risk of extinction “score” (i.e., rank) to each species. The purpose is to identify species most at risk, as well as to establish baseline ranks for each. Ranks allow risk to be monitored over time. Conservation programs use species’ ranks as one of a variety of criteria when they set conservation priorities.
Vennesland, Ross, Harcombe, Andrew; Cannings, Syd; Darling, Laura. 2002. Species Ranking in British Columbia. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. Species at Risk Brochure
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: species at risk, sara, endangered, threatened, risk of extinction, score
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