BC SPECIES AT RISK - THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW
British Columbia is renowned for its spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Pocket deserts, old-growth forests, grasslands, wetlands, Garry oak meadows, sparkling lakes and wild rivers form the ecological fabric of our province.
These wild places are also home to wild creatures. Vancouver Island marmots, spotted owls, grizzly bears, phantom orchids, yellow-breasted chats and tiger salamanders are just some of the amazing wildlife that can be found here. But they are also just a handful of the 1,900 species at risk in BC – a province with no endangered species legislation.