This section is designed to provide you with general information about SARA. You will also find more focused documents relating to specific aspects of the Act and a link to the text of the Act.
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for wildlife commit to a national approach for the protection of species at risk. The goal is to prevent species in Canada from becoming extinct as a consequence of human activity.
- Text of the Accord, (PDF version, 13 KB, Get Adobe Reader)
- Background to the Accord (PDF version, 97 KB, Get Adobe Reader)
- History of the Accord
- National Framework for Species at Risk Conservation
The Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk is a partnership-based conservation initiative sponsored by the Government of Canada that helps Canadians protect species and their habitats. The Program is administered by Environment Canada and is managed cooperatively with Parks Canada Agency and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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