Status of the Partnership January 2010
was formed in 2005 as a partnership of governments and non government
organizations to develop and facilitate the implementation of a science-based
biodiversity strategy for
British Columbia. In December 2009 the funding for this
BBC worked as an independent committee of the BC Conservation Lands Forum which was established as the sole delivery agent for the BC Trust for Public Lands (BCTPL); a 5 year pay down trust established by the provincial government to improve biodiversity conservation in British Columbia and more efficient acquisition and management of private lands with unique ecological values. In December 2009 the funding from the BCTPL was paid out.
BC was a unique partnership which accomplished a great deal. A main
achievement of BBC was the production
of the science foundation documents including the milestone report "Taking
Natures Pulse: The Status of Biodiversity in British Columbia" (TNP) which
provide the basis for taking action. Follow
up and continuity is needed to ensure that TNP's message remains alive. The job
will not be complete until tools and processes are in place to address the
twenty three major findings in TNP.
individuals, the former members of the BBC Steering Committee are committed to
keeping the initiative viable until a more favourable economic and political
climate allows it to pick up where it left off. Many of BBC's former partner organizations remain
committed to keeping BBC's legacy of products and relationships alive.
Read more on BBC's Hibernation Plan