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Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking eligible candidates to join the Species at Risk Advisory Committee

Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking eligible candidates to join the Species at Risk Advisory Committee for a 3 year term starting December 2016. Applications are being accepted until November 10, 2016.

See the following details from the federal government's website.


The Species at Risk Act (SARA) recognizes that the role of consultation in the conservation of wildlife is essential. Section 9.(1) of SARA allows for the creation of committees to advise the Minister on the administration of the Act. The Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC) was created to provide such advice to the Species at Risk Assistant Deputy Ministers’ Committee, representing the federal Ministers of the Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada Agency.

SARAC allows members with different interests to have candid discussions on how best to achieve conservation of species at risk and provides a platform for early engagement on key issues related to SARA.

SARAC members are appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for renewable terms of no more than 3 years. The Committee is supported by a Secretariat at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Members will be selected based on merit and drawn from a balanced number of non-governmental, industry and agriculture organizations as well as representatives of organizations of the Indigenous Peoples that are national in scope and nationally recognized as possessing particular expertise in wildlife science, public policy, and law development and/or implementation; all of whom are concerned with the effective implementation of SARA.


For more information on the criteria and how to apply to be a part of the committee, see the application process here.