Facilitating the protection and restoration of endangered species and ecological communities on BC’s South Coast

Improving EIA practice: Best Practice Guide for publishing primary biodiversity data

Knowledge about the identity and occurrence of organisms forms the backbone of our understanding of the biological world, and is essential for monitoring the state of natural ecosystems, for developing sound environmental management policies and making ecologically sustainable development decisions. Ideally, biodiversity-inclusive EIA should: (a) use biodiversity information to determine the biological or ecological sensitivity of a development site, and (b) generate new biodiversity records about these sites.

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Improving EIA practice: Best Practice Guide for publishing primary biodiversity data Version 1.0 August 2011

 

For the most up to date information regarding guidelines and regulatory requirements for various species and ecological communities at risk in BC, please contact the relevant staff with the Province of BC, Environment Canada, Pacific Region or the Species at Risk Program of the Ecosystems Management Branch, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region. Detailed contact information can be found on our CONTACT page. 

 

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