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Species at Risk Act

Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council

Composition
7. (1) The Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council consists of the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and ministers of the government of a province or a territory who are responsible for the conservation and management of a wildlife species in that province or territory.

Role

(2) The role of the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council is to

  • provide general direction on the activities of COSEWIC, the preparation of recovery strategies and the preparation and implementation of action plans; and

  • coordinate the activities of the various governments represented on the Council relating to the protection of species at risk.