An Endangered Species

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An Endangered Species

  1. 1. British Columbia Salmon An Endangered Species
  2. 2. Endangered Species <ul><li>Endangered species are an important environmental issue for the Pacific Coast. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wild Pacific Salmon <ul><li>Wild Pacific Salmon numbers are rapidly declining in Canada. Without government intervention, it faces potential extinction. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Awesome Statistics from Oceans Canada Total Pacific Salmon Catch in Million Tons 1986 - 2006
  5. 5. What Can Be Done? <ul><li>Canada has an excellent legislative tool for protecting endangered species called the Species At Risk Act (SARA). </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SARA <ul><li>A species at risk can be registered under five categories in Canada. </li></ul>Threatened Extirpated Special Concern Endangered Extinct
  7. 7. How does SARA Work? <ul><li>Scientists provide the assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>The federal Minister of the Environment makes a recommendation. </li></ul><ul><li>The spices is listed. </li></ul><ul><li>The listing includes legal protection. </li></ul><ul><li>A mandatory recovery plan is required. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Recovery Plan <ul><li>Habitat Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of Artificial Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Quotas on Catches </li></ul><ul><li>Salmon Hatcheries </li></ul>
  9. 9. Salmon Hatcheries <ul><li>Fertilizing Salmon Eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Raising Salmon Fry </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Precedent <ul><li>SARA has been used in the recovery effort with Atlantic Salmon, by listing it as an endangered species. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Salmon In Other Pacific Rim Societies Threatened Endangered Washington X X Oregon X X California X X
  12. 12. Pacific Canada’s Economy Total Value Pacific Salmon Catch Million Dollars 1986 – 2006 (Oceans Canada)
  13. 13. Compliments of Best Fit Consulting 2358 – 349 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6B 3W5 [email_address]

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