‘The land will be lost forever:’ Okanagan is one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada
September 25, 2023
CSFS Associate Dr. Kai Chan told iNFOnews.ca that the proposed South Okanagan-Similkameen National Park is a necessary development as the current laws are not effective at ensuring well-functioning ecosystems and protecting biodiversity.
“There’s a lot at stake and a lot of hopes being pinned on the national park because there aren’t other good mechanisms,” said Dr. Chan. “SARA, the Species at Risk Act is woefully under equipped for that purpose and British Columbia is one of two provinces that lacks a law to protect endangered species. So, there’s just like this big void of legislation and a lot being therefore loaded onto the national park.”
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