Wildlife Stewardship

The Province is responsible for the management and health of wildlife. Through conservation and wildlife health programs, we ensure wildlife and their habitats thrive, are resilient, and support and enrich the lives of all British Columbians.

Explore the various species pages on the left-hand side to learn more about wildlife in B.C.


‚ÄčAbout wildlife stewardship

Wildlife stewardship is the responsible care of wildlife and habitat, including:

  • Protection
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Recovery
  • Regulation of human activities
  • administration, and
  • Enforcement

Wildlife stewardship accounts for the interests of current societies and future generations.


Wildlife Health

Healthy wild animal populations are of great importance to British Columbians. Animals contribute to healthy environments and healthy tourism and recreation economies. Wildlife diseases are a health risk to wild animals, domestic animals and humans they interact with.

Learn more about Wildlife Health