Biodiversity

WCS Canada Comments on the Draft Policy on Assessing Imminent Threats Under SARA

Ray, J. & Kraus, D.


Abstract

WCS Canada scientists comment on the Draft Policy on Assessing Imminent Threats under Sections 29 and 80 of the Species at Risk Act – terrestrial species. We outline three overarching concerns: 1) it does not clearly establish a robust and proactive science-based process of information gathering and analysis to provide advice to the Minister; 2) it lacks a clear definition of “imminent threat” and 3) it contains a weak articulation and apparent conception of “measures” to address imminent threat.

Recommended citation

Ray, J. & Kraus, D. (2023). WCS Canada Comments on the Draft Policy on Assessing Imminent Threats Under SARA. . https://library.wcs.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/API/Entries/Download?EntryId=49518&PortalId=96&DownloadMethod=attachment

Justina Ray

Justina Ray

President & Senior Scientist

Daniel Kraus

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Director of National Conservation

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