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Conserving Wildlife Species and Recovering Species at Risk in Canada: A Discussion Document prepared for the Minister's Round Table under the Species at Risk Act

The first Minister's Round Table under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) is scheduled for December 6 & 7, 2006. Invitations have been extended to opinion leaders among Aboriginal peoples, industry sectors, environmental non-government organizations, academia, international organizations, youth and provincial and territorial government officials.

At this first Round Table, discussions will focus on improving the conservation of species and protecting and recovering species at risk and their critical habitat, specifically by making more systematic use of the ecosystem approach, by considering socio-economic factors in listing and recovery planning processes, and by promoting Canada’s conservation legacy. To guide Round Table discussions, participants will be provided with a document that explores these themes.

The discussion document has been drafted by officials in Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Parks Canada Agency (the core federal departments), with input from provinces and territories. Several individuals and organizations involved in wildlife conservation have also provided input.

Recognizing that many Canadians have a keen interest in the conservation and protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada, the discussion document is now available for consideration; your input is solicited specifically with respect to the questions posed in sections 4, 5 and 6. Input on these questions received by Monday, November 6th 2006 will be summarized and provided to participants to inform discussions at the Round Table.

The final document is now available below.

Consultation period: 2006-10-16 to 2006-11-06

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