Losing Ground: The decline in fish and wildlife law enforcement capability in BC and Alaska

Authored by Dr. Brian Horejsi, Losing Ground analyzes the respective conservation enforcement capabilities of coastal BC and southeast Alaska. A comparison of the two jurisdictions reveals an enormous gap in enforcement capability between BC and Alaska. In every component compared, fish and wildlife enforcement capability in coastal BC did not measure up to Alaska fish and wildlife protection standards. At only 51 per cent of coastal Alaska’s capability, fish and wildlife enforcement capability in coastal BC is severely compromised. Wildlife populations and biological diversity are seriously threatened by the chronic underfunding and marginalization of wildlife conservation-oriented enforcement programs in BC.

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