Consultation on new wildlife strategy launched
Public comment is being welcomed on how to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation in B.C. “The diversity of wildlife in British Columbia is one of our province’s greatest treasures,” said Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson in a statement. “Working with Indigenous peoples, wildlife stakeholders and the public, we want to build a strategy that more effectively manages our wildlife for future generations. We’ve dedicated $14 million over three years to do so.” Three-quarters of Canada’s mammal species are found in B.C., with 24 of those species exclusive to B.C. But a growing human population combined with expanded natural resource development and impacts from climate change have put pressure on certain wildlife populations, some of which are now in decline.