The floodgates have been opened! It seems like just last spring those of us fighting the good fight for species at risk in Canada were wondering if the new government in Ottawa meant we were ever going to see long overdue action on species at risk recovery.
While the flood gates seem to have opened for the release of many long-overdue recovery strategies, how are we really doing when it comes to SARA and endangered species recovery in Canada? Two recent publications, one an editorial on SARA and political will and the other on the psychology around public commitment to conservation reflect on the state of species at risk recovery from the standpoint of social license and what is needed if we are going to catch up and move forward
The SCCP is pleased to announce our Conservation Connections Series with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics! Starting in March 2017, these free events will happen across the South Coast over the next few years. All will be welcome! See below for details on events in Squamish, Mission and Vancouver. For more information and to save your spot, go to our EVENTS page.
Cool Critters of the Fraser Valley: Spotlight on Snails
In October of this year (2016) the Government of BC posted a public call “asking British Columbians for input and innovative ideas on new ways to protect species at risk and how to better support activities such as inventory, monitoring, research and stewardship programs for species at risk in our province.
Understanding critical habitat needs for our rarest South Coast amphibian:
In 2013 Monica Pearson, renowned Oregon Spotted Frog champion co-authored a report on how to define the most relevant conservation habitat needs for ‘OSF’, a highly imperiled amphibian at risk in the Fraser Valley.