British Columbia begins species at risk legislation consultation

The Species At Risk Act helps recover populations of endangered species to prevent extinctions.
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The Canadian province of British Columbia has announced public consultations for new species at risk legislation.

The Species at Risk Act is similar to the American Endangered Species Act in its goals to recover species at risk of extirpation or extinction. It was passed in 2002, but differences in federal and provincial laws have hampered efforts to help species. British Columbia currently has 231 species listed under SARA.

You can learn more about British Columbia’s three-phase consultation process here.