Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies

Conservation Potential

The conservation potential for British Columbia is immense. There is more richness and diversity in British Columbia than any other region in Canada. Developing conservation priorities is not a simple task, and over time, many different plans have been implemented.

Presently, the Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies supports the conservation initiatives proposed by Bunnell et al (2003). The proposal outlines five conservation priority categories for which British Columbia can evaluate its provincial, national, international, and global stewardship responsibilities. Each category can be viewed, with examples, in the Conservation Priorities area.

Bunnell, F.L., R.W. Campbell, and R. Feldman. 2003. Setting conservation priorities in British Columbia: the not-so-common loon. Report to British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection. Victoria, BC.