Jean Lieppert Polfus is a scientist and an artist – a somewhat rare combination in academia.
There ought to be a law
British Columbia sells itself to the world as “the best place on earth.” Unfortunately, it's one of the last places on earth without an endangered species law.
Despite having some of the richest wildlife in North America, and more endangered species than any other province or territory, British Columbia is one of only two provinces in Canada without an endangered species law.
BC's current policy regime for species at risk is not working.
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We all have a vested interest in the future of British Columbia's ecosystems and species at risk.
As one of the last places on earth for many unique creatures, and a globally significant climate refuge for North American wildlife, we all need to tell the BC government to show the same kind of leadership in enacting an endangered species law that is has recently shown in its efforts to tackle climate change.You can't have one without the other.
Learn about the many species at risk in British Columbia and use our interactive map to discover where they live.
Several of Canada’s species continue to decline, based on a recent assessment. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) met last week to evaluate the conservation status of 26 Canadian species. Ten new species were added to a growing list of 739 with only a few showing signs of improvement over the past decade.
An innovative app created by a University of Victoria professor is giving people around the world the ability to experience the vast, diverse beauty of British Columbia’s coast.
From the mighty polar bear to the wee bumblebee, Canada is at risk of losing its diverse abundance of species as the earth warms up.