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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

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
  • City of Burnaby - Mayor Derek Corrigan
  • City of Abbotsford - Mayor George W. Peary
  • District of Coldstream - Mayor Jim Garlick
  • Town of Osoyoos - Mayor Stu Wells
  • District of North Saanich - Mayor Alice Finall
  • District of Mission - Mayor James Atebe
  • City of Fernie - Mayor Cindy Corrigan
  • District of Hudson Hope - Mayor Karen Anderson
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler - Mayor Ken Melamed
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