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Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act (Volume 153, Number 5, 2019)

Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide as species become extinct. Today’s extinction rate is estimated to be between 1 000 and 10 000 times higher than the natural rate. Biodiversity is positively related to ecosystem productivity, health and resiliency (i.e. the ability of an ecosystem to respond to changes or disturbances), and, given the interdependency of species, a loss of biodiversity can lead to decreases in ecosystem function and services (e.g. natural processes such as pest control, pollination, coastal wave attenuation, temperature regulation and carbon fixing). These services are important to the health of Canadians, and also have important ties to Canada’s economy. Small changes within an ecosystem can lead to a loss of individuals and species resulting in adverse, irreversible and broad-ranging effects.

Consultation period: 2018-06-16 to 2018-07-16

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Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
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351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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