British Columbia is the most biodiverse province in Canada… and is also home to the most species at risk of extinction. From breathtaking Southern resident orca families to mighty woodland caribou herds to towering old-growth forests, the beings whose homes we share are at risk of being lost forever.
A comprehensive biodiversity protection law that centres ecological integrity and Indigenous governance would be transformational for B.C. The law could shift the paradigm from last-ditch efforts to recover a single species to focus on supporting the entire interconnected web of life. This in turn will protect all species and prevent them from becoming endangered in the first place.
Here are a few ways you can keep the pressure on and help make sure a biodiversity and ecosystem health law is prioritized by the B.C. provincial government.