CSEE Biodiversity and Conservation Committee
Environment and Climate Change Canada posted a suite of draft policies related to the implementation of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The public consultation period on these policies is open until March 31st 2017. A working group comprising CSEE members Jeannette Whitton, Jeremy Kerr, Scott Findlay, Sarah Otto, Jeff Hutchings, and Arne Mooers authored and submitted a policy critique which is available as a pdf here.
While noting that Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has recognized some of the problems and has taken initiatives to address them through the proposed policy suite, their analysis identified a number of limitations in the proposed policy suite that they judge will continue to reduce the efficacy of SARA.
To follow up, contact Jeannette Whitton, chair of the CSEE Biodiversity and Conservation Committee.