WHC appointed to Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel

On May 30, 2012, Wildlife Habitat Canada was appointed to the Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel. Read more…

hunting and angling advisory panel

On May 30, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the organizations that will sit on the newly created Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel.

The panel, composed of representatives from hunting, fishing and conservation organizations, will help inform conservation efforts in Canada by ensuring that the Government’s decisions “are based on sound and balanced advice.” -www.canada.com

The panel will report to the Minister of the Environment and will consist of representatives from the following organizations:

  • Canadian Shooting Sports Association
  • Fur Institute of Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Federation
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • New Brunswick Wildlife Federation
  • La Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation
  • Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
  • Alberta Fish and Game Association
  • British Columbia Wildlife Federation
  • Safari Club International – Canada
  • Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Wildlife Habitat Canada
  • Delta Waterfowl
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation

“Issues that are expected to fall within the scope of the panel’s mandate include providing broad advice to the Government of Canada on a range of federal policies, programs and activities related to conservation and hunting and fishing; and promoting and encouraging the effective stewardship of Canada’s marine and terrestrial wildlife.” –http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=677619