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Species at Risk Act

Stewardship

Conservation
agreements –
species at risk
11. (1) A competent minister may, after consultation with every other competent minister, and with the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council or any of its members if he or she considers it appropriate to do so, enter into a conservation agreement with any government in Canada, organization or person to benefit a species at risk or enhance its survival in the wild.

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(2) The agreement must provide for the taking of conservation measures and any other measures consistent with the purposes of this Act, and may include measures with respect to

  • monitoring the status of the species;

  • developing and implementing education and public awareness programs;

  • developing and implementing recovery strategies, action plans and management plans;

  • protecting the species' habitat, including its critical habitat; or

  • undertaking research projects in support of recovery efforts for the species.
Conservation
agreements –
other species
12. (1) A competent minister may, after consultation with every other competent minister, and with the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council or any of its members if he or she considers it appropriate to do so, enter into an agreement with any government in Canada, organization or person to provide for the conservation of a wildlife species that is not a species at risk.

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(2) The agreement may provide for the taking of conservation measures and any other measures consistent with the purposes of this Act, including measures with respect to

  • monitoring the status of the species;

  • developing and implementing education and public awareness programs;

  • protecting the species' habitat; and

  • preventing the species from becoming a species at risk.
Funding agreements
13. (1) A competent minister may enter into an agreement with any government in Canada, organization or person to provide for the payment of contributions towards the costs of programs and measures for the conservation of wildlife species, including programs and measures under an agreement entered into under subsection 11(1) or 12(1).

Provisions to be
included

(2) The agreement must specify

  • the contribution towards the cost of the program or measure that is payable by any party and the time or times at which any amounts under the agreement will be paid;

  • the authority or person who will be responsible for operating and maintaining the program or measure or any part of it;

  • the proportions of any revenue from the program or measure that is payable to the parties; and

  • the terms and conditions governing the operation and maintenance of the program or measure.



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