Conservation Agreements

Species at Risk Act (SARA) Section 11 Conservation Agreements for the Conservation of the Southern Mountain Caribou

Conserving wildlife is integral to Canada’s culture and natural environment and supports our health and economy. The Government of Canada is committed to working with the provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples, and stakeholders to manage and support the recovery of species at risk, including southern mountain caribou.

Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) allows Canada to enter into conservation agreements to benefit species at risk.

On February 21, 2020, the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia signed the Canada British Columbia Conservation Agreement for Southern Mountain Caribou in British Columbia. The bilateral agreement contains overarching commitments, measures and strategies for the recovery of southern mountain caribou throughout the range of the species in British Columbia.

On the same day, the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, West Moberly First Nations, and Saulteau First Nations signed the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou. The Partnership Agreement is focused on three Central Group local population units of southern mountain caribou within British Columbia. The Partnership Agreement includes commitments related to interim and long term habitat protection, and to supporting operational recovery and habitat restoration actions for the Central Group of the southern mountain caribou.

Consultation period: 2019-03-21 to 2019-05-31

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Blair Hammond
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
5421 Robertson Road, RR 1
Delta, BC
V4K 3N2
Tel: 604-350-1941
Fax: 604-946-7022
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