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.
Together for Wildlife is the new provincial strategy to improve wildlife and habitat stewardship across British Columbia. The Together for Wildlife strategy includes additional funding, proactive objectives, and improved data and knowledge - all supported by new policies, strong partnerships, and dedicated resources.
Our vision: Wildlife and their habitats thrive, are resilient, and support and enrich the lives of all British Columbians
The Together for Wildlife strategy commits to 5 goals and 24 actions (PDF 0.7MB) to achieve our vision.
The Together for Wildlife strategy was built collaboratively with the following groups:
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.
The Together for Wildlife strategy was built on the principle of transparency with a commitment to improve accessibility to information, including all aspects of wildlife stewardship such as decision-making and the administration of funding. For information about successful projects that are helping to fulfil the vision and purpose of the Together for Wildlife Strategy, click on the link below:
Project details including:
Explore an interactive map that displays information about projects funded by the Together for Wildlife strategy and their achievements.