The recovery planning process creates a plan of action for species and ecosystems at risk that will help stop/reverse decline and remove any threats to long-term survival.
Provincial and federal governments collaborate on recovery planning:
- Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk in Canada (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Canada-British Columbia Agreement on Species at Risk (PDF, 1.5MB)
Note: This agreement is in the process of being renewed
The intent of the bilateral agreement is to establish a framework within which Canada and B.C. can exercise their respective powers and duties to ensure a co-ordinated and focused approach to the delivery of species at risk legislation, policies, and operational procedures.
These are the government agencies that manage specific species, habitats or ecosystems:
|Marine species||Fisheries and Oceans Canada|
|Most terrestrial species||B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy|
|Species in national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas||Parks Canada|
|Migratory birds||Environment Canada|
A Guide to Recovery Planning is available to help with managing a recovery team and publishing recovery documents.