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Endorsement of Species and Ecosystems Protection Act

We support a Species and Ecosystem Protection Act, and endorse the following principles to work to protect species:

 

  1. Enshrine the principle that healthy ecosystems are essential to healthy human societies and economies;
  2. Recognize that biological diversity is essential to healthy ecosystems;
  3. Identify, protect, and recover at-risk biodiversity throughout the province;
  4. Protect and recover biodiversity by protecting habitat;
  5. Identify, assess, and develop recovery strategies for at-risk biodiversity on the basis of sound science;
  6. Enshrine the precautionary principle, the principle of intergenerational equity, and the polluter-pays principle;
  7. Regire citizen, community, and First Nations participation;
  8. Require accountability and transparency;
  9. Be funded; and
  10. Be enforced

35 high-profile scientists call for strong endangered species law.

They have written an open letter to Premier Campbell asking for effective legislation to improve the protection of B.C.'s species at risk.

Recent Municipal Endorsers

  • Union of BC Municipalities
  • City of Victoria - Mayor Dean Fortin
  • City of Penticton - Mayor Dan Ashton
  • District of Saanich - Mayor Frank Leonard
  • District of Maple Ridge - Mayor Ernie Daykin

Total Municipal Endorsers: 14

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