A WL licensee should be aware of and knowledgeable about any species at risk in or around their WL. A species at risk may be a plant, animal or ecological community and may fall under federal or provincial legislation.
Blue and red listed species lists are subject to change with new protection measures established or removed.
Provincial (BC) Species at Risk
FRPA, specifically WLPPR sections 9(2)(b) and 9(3), require a WL licensee to act in a manner consistent with the objective(s) stated for the survival of a species at risk, provided the minister responsible for the Wildlife Act notifies the WL licensee of the species and indicators of the amount, distribution and attributes of necessary habitat.
Information regarding provincial species at risk can be found on the BC Conservation Data Center. It includes a link to the BC Species & Ecosystem Explorer tool where a licensee can find out the location of BC species at risk relative to their WL area. It can be found at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/conservation-data-centre.
Federal (Canada) Species at Risk
Information regarding federal species at risk can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/wildlife-plants-species/species-risk.html.
Recovery strategies can be found on the Species at Risk Public Registry.
Contact Species at Risk Recovery Unit
Canadian Wildlife Service / Pacific & Yukon Region
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
5421 Robertson Road RR #1, Delta, BC, V4K 3N2
email@example.com / Tel: 604-350-1900
Updates on Species