The implications of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) has been identified as a priority by AAMDC members through the endorsement of a number of resolutions. As such, the AAMDC is reminding members that the Government of Canada is looking for input on seven draft policies, which support consistent implementation of SARA.
The draft policies in which the federal government is seeking input on include:
- Policy on Critical Habitat Protection on Non-federal Lands
- Policy on Protecting Critical Habitat with Conservation Agreements under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act
- Policy on Survival and Recovery
- Policy Regarding the Identification of Anthropogenic Structures as Critical Habitat under the Species at Risk Act
- Approach to the Identification of Critical Habitat under the Species at Risk Act when Habitat Loss is Not Believed to be a Significant Threat to the Survival or Recovery of the Species
- Species at Risk Act Permitting Policy
- Listing policy for Terrestrial Species at Risk
The federal government is welcoming any comments on these policies, and specifically is requesting responses to the following two question:
- Are the policies clear and understandable?
- Are there any concerns or recommendations regarding these policies?
The Government of Canada has extended the comment period until March 31, 2017.
Feedback can be provided to the Species at Risk Public Registry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director, Advocacy & Communications