Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Program
The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) Program helps achieve the goals of the Species at Risk Program in DFO, specifically, as well as the broader Government of Canada three part strategy for the protection of wildlife species at risk that includes the Species at Risk Act (SARA), the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk and activities under the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk.
The final outcome of the AFSAR Program is to have stable or increasing populations of species at risk. To attain this goal, the AFSAR Program assists Aboriginal communities and organizations to:
- build capacity for their participation in SARA implementation; and
- undertake activities that protect the habitats of species at risk.
- Implementation by Aboriginal groups of priority recovery
actions for species at risk dealing with the
- protection of critical or important habitat;
- management or restoration of critical or important habitat; and
- conservation of individuals or populations under particular threat(s).
- Implementation by Aboriginal groups of actions to:
- support conservation planning for multiple species at the watershep scale;
- support monitoring and assessment;
- support outreach, education and training; and
- build capacity of Aboriginal organizations to participate in species at risk processes.
Project Community Update
January 2011, Komox Nation Newsletter, Campbell River, British Columbia
Innu do Their Part to Protect Species at Risk
October 2009, Infoceans, Regional Publications – Québec
Government of Canada Provides $76,000 for Aboriginal Projects
for Species at Risk in Saskatchewan
October 15, 2009, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Date modified: