Species at risk

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - NEWS -

The Man­i­toba En­dan­gered Species Act is a pro­vin­cial law es­tab­lished in 1990 to en­sure the pro­tec­tion and en­hance the sur­vival of threat­ened and en­dan­gered species in Man­i­toba. Un­like Species at Risk Act this pro­vin­cial law applies to all land in Man­i­toba, whether pro­vin­cial, fed­eral or pri­vate. The En­dan­gered Species and Ecosys­tems Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee has a role sim­i­lar to the Com­mit­tee on the Sta­tus of En­dan­gered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). It ad­vises the min­is­ter of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment re­gard­ing species that should be des­ig­nated un­der the Act, and as with COSEWIC and SARA the pro­vin­cial com­mit­tee is an ad­vi­sory body only.

At present, three Man­i­toba or­chids that grow in the tall grass prairie are listed as en­dan­gered un­der MBESA: the west­ern prairie-fringed or­chid, the small white lady's slipper and the Great Plains ladies' tresses.

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