Canadians hold them in their hands every day, and yet they may never see one in the wild. The caribou is featured on the Canadian twenty-five cent coin, but in many areas of Canada, these animals are no longer part of the landscape.
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.
BC Species Map
Learn about the many species at risk in British Columbia and use our interactive map to discover where they live.
Apr 29. 13
Little has been said during this B.C. election campaign about our wildlife. That’s a shame because it’s one area where the provincial government can make a big difference, to people and species at risk, by introducing a separate act to protect and restore wildlife.
Jan 27. 13
The British Columbia government has approved shooting one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, as the number of northern spotted owls continues to decline decades after they became the mascot of the “War in the Woods” over old-growth logging.
Dec 06. 12
More than four out of every five shark fins purchased in Vancouver and Richmond showed evidence of species at risk, the Vancouver Animal Defence League reported Thursday.