46. The competent minister must report on the implementation of the recovery strategy, and the progress towards meeting its objectives, within five years after it is included in the public registry and in every subsequent five-year period, until its objectives have been achieved or the species’ recovery is no longer feasible. The report must be included in the public registry.
47. The competent minister in respect of a recovery strategy must prepare one or more action plans based on the recovery strategy. If there is more than one competent minister with respect to the recovery strategy, they may prepare the action plan or plans together.
Marginal note:Cooperation with other ministers and governments
48. (1) To the extent possible, an action plan must be prepared in cooperation with
(a) the appropriate provincial and territorial minister of each province and territory in which the listed wildlife species is found;
(b) every minister of the Government of Canada who has authority over federal land or other areas on which the species is found;
(c) if the species is found in an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of wildlife species, the wildlife management board;
(d) every aboriginal organization that the competent minister considers will be directly affected by the action plan; and
(e) any other person or organization that the competent minister considers appropriate.
Marginal note:Land claims agreement
(2) If the listed wildlife species is found in an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of wildlife species, an action plan must be prepared, to the extent that it will apply to that area, in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
(3) To the extent possible, an action plan must be prepared in consultation with any landowners, lessees and other persons whom the competent minister considers to be directly affected by, or interested in, the action plan, including the government of any other country in which the species is found.
49. (1) An action plan must include, with respect to the area to which the action plan relates,
(a) an identification of the species’ critical habitat, to the extent possible, based on the best available information and consistent with the recovery strategy, and examples of activities that are likely to result in its destruction;
(b) a statement of the measures that are proposed to be taken to protect the species’ critical habitat, including the entering into of agreements under section 11;
(c) an identification of any portions of the species’ critical habitat that have not been protected;
(d) a statement of the measures that are to be taken to implement the recovery strategy, including those that address the threats to the species and those that help to achieve the population and distribution objectives, as well as an indication as to when these measures are to take place;
(d.1) the methods to be used to monitor the recovery of the species and its long-term viability;
(e) an evaluation of the socio-economic costs of the action plan and the benefits to be derived from its implementation; and
(f) any other matters that are prescribed by the regulations.
(2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister after consultation with the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, make regulations for the purpose of paragraph (1)(f) prescribing matters to be included in an action plan.
- 2002, c. 29, s. 49;
- 2005, c. 2, s. 22.
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