Species at risk act (SARA) section 11: conservation agreements

Section 11 (Conservation Agreements) are the third provision in SARA that provides for legal protection of terrestrial critical habitat on non-federal lands. This provision represents a collaborative approach in that it does not require the federal government to legislate over provincial jurisdiction. Section 11 allows the federal government to enter a “conservation agreement” with any government, organization, or private landowner to benefit a listed species, including by protecting its critical habitat. Linked to this project are the S11 Conservation Agreements for Boreal Caribou conservation and recovery in Canada.