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Strengthening stewardship of wildlife and habitat in B.C.

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Our Role

Advising on implementation of the Together for Wildlife strategy

  • Advise on Policy and Legislation

    To implement the Together for Wildlife strategy

  • Promote “Ecosystems First”

    To support ecosystem health above land and resource developments

  • Advance Reconciliation

    To include Indigenous knowledge and scientific approaches for wildlife stewardship

Current Activities

  • Advising on Together for Wildlife Implementation

    Council has been supporting policy development and on-the-ground action to support wildlife and habitat in B.C. Check out the table of current priorities and progress.

  • Welcoming New Members

    MWAC has now been in existence for two years. We have bid a fond farewell to members Rick McLean, Doug Janz, David Hooper, Luke Doxtator, Malii Glen Williams, and Doug Neasloss who have provided strong input in the first two years.

    We are delighted to welcome new members Alyssa Lepka, Naomi Owens-Beek, and Jason Northcott—with some additional members to be announced shortly.

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  • Latest Recommendations and Action Items

    Recommendations to Ministers Josie Osborne and Katrine Conroy

    Posted on: November 3, 2022

    Council has provided 19 recommendations to the Ministers.  

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    Who is affected:

    British Columbians

    Actions & Next Steps:

    Council will continue to press for timely action on these recommendations.

    Development of Regional Wildlife Advisory Committees

    Posted on: November 3, 2022

    Regional Wildlife Advisory Committees will be essential to implementing Together for Wildlife. Council has been working with the First Nations–B.C. Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Forum and Provincial Hunting and Trapping Advisory Team to provide recommended approaches.

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    Who is affected:

    First Nations, Stakeholders throughout B.C.

    Actions & Next Steps:

    Joint meetings were held with the Forum and PHTAT in June and September. Regional Wildlife Advisory Committees will be the focus of discussion in the December 2022 wildlife dialogue.

    Collaborative Stewardship
    Together for Wildlife

    Along with our responsibility to build true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, evolving societal expectations require a new and dynamic way of managing our wildlife and their habitat in BC. The Together for Wildlife strategy lays out a vision and principles to guide the 5 goals and 24 actions that are the foundation of our path forward.

    Links

  • First Nations-BC Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Forum

    The First Nations Forum contributes Indigenous perspectives and skills to collaboratively develop recommendations for wildlife and habitat stewardship and conservation in BC through the Together for Wildlife strategy.

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  • Provincial Hunting and Trapping Advisory Team

    Contributing to sustainable wildlife management in B.C.

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