Regulating biodiversity conservation

Enacting legal protection for biological resources
Conserving biodiversity through mechanisms such as legislation, planning controls, guidelines, and protected area designations, giving priority to components of biodiversity requiring urgent protective measures. Improving existing legislation and regulations in order to eliminate duplication and to avoid conflicting interpretations and implementation.

Requiring the adoption and effective implementation and enforcement of appropriate regulations concerning the control of activities which may have a detrimental effect on the environment. Introducing legal measures to conserve important ecosystems, habitats, and landscapes outside of protected areas, including rangelands and their associated vegetation and indigenous wildlife resources.

The development of appropriate legislation to achieve uniform legal coverage for the protection of threatened species and the regulation of trade of all CITES-listed species, in addition to threatened species listed nationally and provincially.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions