Last week, the BC government released “Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia”. This report acknowledges the need to better protect BC, Canada’s most biodiverse province. The report outlines a number of broad strategies for better managing BC’s Species at Risk (SAR).
The establishment of this new national park would substantially deliver on many of BC’s new goals. For example, it would ensure the improvement of species conservation through management at the ecosystem and landscape scale and encourage British Columbians to embrace stewardship of species at risk across all lands and waters, two important “themes for success” expressed in the report.