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Conservation Information


Conservation Brochures


  • Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) [PDF 469KB] - The provincial government is responsible for the management of over 29,500 km of shoreline and seabed in the inshore and nearshore waters of B.C. The Province works with other levels of government on the management of resources under federal and local jurisdiction. As part of this coastal/marine stewardship mandate, the provincial government has established many marine protected areas .
  • Bears and Cougars [PDF 456KB]: Keep your visit to BC's protected areas safe by acting responsibly and respecting the wildlife. Your actions affect the safety of future park visitors and the animals that make provincial parks their home.

  • Campground Companions [PDF 396KB]: You don't have to travel far in BC's protected areas to encounter wildlife. Look and listen for signs of birds, mammals and other creatures around the campground.

  • Life at the Edge [PDF 532KB]: The intertidal zone is the most accessible area of the ocean, which also makes it highly vulnerable. By understanding and respecting intertidal life, you can visit the seashore without impacting its inhabitants.

  • Natural Cycles of Change in Protected Areas - Part 1 [PDF 561KB] and Natural Cycles of Change in Protected Areas - Part 2 [PDF 171KB]: Many visitors to provincial protected areas are curious about why trees are left to lie on the ground or insect attacks are sometimes left unchecked. This brochure provides information on the ecological importance of these natural processes.

  • Research Guidelines [PDF 91KB]: This brochure is to assist anyone who is seeking permission to conduct research activities in protected areas, as to explain the process for receiving an approved research permit.

  • Things to Do Outdoors [PDF 530KB]: This brochure describes activities you can enjoy on a visit to BC's protected areas. All you need is curiosity to learn more about nature.

  • Wildlife Viewing - Part 1 [PDF 460KB] and Wildlife Viewing - Part 2 [PDF 214KB]: As wildlife viewers, our goal is to watch animals behaving in natural ways in their natural habitats. We respect the needs of wild animals for space, natural vegetation and ecological community. We recognize our responsibility to know the consequences of wildlife viewing.

General Wildlife, Marine and Outdoor Ethics


  • A list of sites giving information about wildlife and marine life in British Columbia, wildlife safety and outdoor ethics.

Occasional Papers Series


  • The aim of the BC Parks Occasional Papers Series is to promote interest and understanding of issues relating to the protection, planning, and management of the protected areas under BC Park's jurisdiction. These papers contribute to scientific knowledge, and to an information base that will assist BC Parks in its Stewardship of these areas.