Together for Wildlife
The diversity of wildlife in British Columbia is one of our province’s greatest treasures. The variety of species, ecosystems, and habitats is greater than in any other province in Canada, and some species are not found anywhere else on earth.
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Wildlife is of upmost importance to British Columbians, providing social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits. B.C.'s rich natural diversity is closely linked to our way of life, and is important to ensure that wildlife and their habitats are resilient in the face of challenges like climate change.
The Together for Wildlife strategy commits to 5 goals and 24 actions to achieve its vision. The strategy was built together with the following groups:
- Indigenous peoples
- rural communities
- academic institutions
- a wide range of resource industry stakeholders
- conservation, hunter, trapper, guide, recreation and tourism stakeholder organizations
During the engagement process, participants shared concerns and ideas for change. They called for sufficient funding, effective legislation, clear objectives, and meaningful on-the-ground work.
To support the implementation of the Together for Wildlife strategy, B.C.'s first Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council was announced in August 2020. From an application process, eighteen individuals with diverse geographic, culture and social backgrounds were selected.