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.
It's time to make a change. Take Action »
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.
Living as close to the Peace River as a home can legally get, my family watches a daily nature show that few people realize exists. I would like to share with you a snapshot of spring on the Peace, as we are privileged to see it.
Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) head Hunter Tootoo and the Canadian Coast Guard have taken action to protect five aquatic species at risk and the habitats critical for their survival or recovery.