Agencies must be aware of trends in the use of wildlife resources in order to formulate new wildlife policies and programs in the coming years. They must monitor the various wildlife-related activities of Canadians, the social and economic benefits that result from their participation in these activities, the characteristics of Canadians who participate in and pay for them, and the potential impacts of this use of the wildlife resource on management policies and programs.
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