Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in B.C., 2013 - 2017
This Five-Year Plan, 2013-2017, outlined high-level strategic actions the province could take to improve management of species at risk while balancing the province’s economic, environmental and social priorities.
Here is a summary of the activities carried out under the plan:
It's themes for success included:
- Improve species conservation through management at the ecosystem and landscape scale;
- Provide the best available information to support identification, management and recovery of species at risk;
- Encourage British Columbians to embrace stewardship of species at risk across all lands;
- Apply protection for species at risk consistently across all sectors;
- Measure and report on government’s investments in species at risk.
The Five-Year Plan reflected many of the recommendations provided by the B.C. Task Force on Species at Risk:
- Report of the British Columbia Task Force on Species at Risk (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Appendices to the Report of the British Columbia Task Force on Species at Risk (PDF, 4MB)
British Columbia is embarking on the next phase of species at risk protection - developing provincial endangered species legislation. The Species at Risk Five-Year Plan, and the many actions it enabled, will support the development of this important piece of legislation