Compliance and enforcement policy for wildlife legislation: chapter 6


Monitoring Compliance with the Legislation

Compliance monitoring indicates whether activities governed by the legislation are carried out in accordance with the acts and regulations. Monitoring activities include:

  • conducting regular inspections of documents and relevant places, such as migratory bird sanctuaries, national wildlife areas, and Canada's ports of entry;
  • inspecting and obtaining samples of wildlife for species inspection and identification; and
  • monitoring other regulatory requirements, such as those concerning permits for the possession of migratory birds

Enforcement officers will also inspect storage facilities for wildlife specimens as well as pertinent records. The frequency of inspections will depend on how threatened the species is, the harm that could be done to Canadian ecosystems should specimens escape, and the compliance record of the individual or company.

As plant and animal species disappear throughout the world at an alarming rate, people and governments are beginning to recognize a responsibility for maintaining the planet's biological diversity.

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