British Columbia is fortunate to have a wealth of biodiversity, but it is disappearing. B.C.’s inventory of wildlife and habitat continues to be one of the most poorly funded in North America. For the past decade, the proportion of the provincial budget spent on renewable resource management has been less than two percent. The result is diminishing fish and wildlife populations, with iconic species at risk of extinction. The B.C. Wildlife Federation is concerned that we are failing to protect our province’s natural resources adequately. While each electoral district in B.C. has its unique challenges, we need to work collaboratively to ensure that our province’s increasing human footprint does not diminish our natural capital.
In preparation for the next provincial general election on October 24, 2020, the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is engaging in several activities to inform our membership and the public on government performance and political party platforms, as it relates to how they will address the conservation and management of fish and wildlife and their habitats.
How you can get involved:
• Join us in asking your MLA or local party candidates these questions. See answers provided by the BC Greens party, BC Liberals party BC NDP party and the Conservative Party of British Columbia.
• Register for the webinar – Taking care of our air, water, land, fish and wildlife: B.C.’s past, present and future – October 13, 7 pm – 8 pm
• Review the Progress Report on the Province of British Columbia’s Wildlife Platform
• Support the BCWF & partners Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition