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Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network - Réseau Canadien de 
Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles

Legal Protection for Amphibians and Reptiles

Legal protection of amphibians and reptiles varies across the provinces and territories. The following links contain information on the conservation status, regulations and acts which relate to wildlife for each province.

If people become interested in the legal element of conservation they may be more inclined to:

  • be aware of local developments and how they may affect amphibian and reptile populations
  • write letters to local, provincial and federal government to express their views and concerns

The following persons are conservation officers for the purposes of this Act (across Canada) by virtue of their office:

  1. A police officer or First Nations Constable appointed under the Police Services Act
  2. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  3. A game officer designated under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
  4. A park warden designated under the National Parks Act (Canada), if he or she is acting under the directions of a conservation officer
Province Links to Wildlife Acts and Regulations
Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
Wildlife Conservation & Environmental Protection Acts
Environmental Protection & Forest Management Acts
Natural Areas Protection Act
Species at Risk Program
Nouvelle-écosse Deparment of Natural Resources
Wildlife Related Acts & Regulations
Nouveau-Brunswick Ressources naturelles du Nouveau-Brunswick
Espèces menacées d'extinction
Loi sur le poisson et la faune
Québec Ressources naturelles
Gros plan sur la faune
Loi et réglements
Ontario Ministère des Richesses naturelles
Espèces en péril
Loi sur la protection du poisson et de la faune
Loi sur les espèces en voie de disparition
Espèces en péril
Manitoba Manitoba Conservation
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection
Species at Risk
Wildlife Act
Conservation Agreements Act
Endangered Species Act
Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment
Wildlife Act
Wildlife Regulations
Wildlife Habitat Protection Act
Wildlife Management Zones
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Wildlife Act & Wildlife Regulations:
This is a full list of the Acts of Alberta: type in "Wildlife Act" or
"Wildlife Regulation"
Status reports on amphibians and reptiles
British Columbia Ministry of the Environment - Environmental Stewardship Division
Wildlife Act
Species at Risk
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources
Endangered Species and Biodiversity
Wildlife Legislation
Wildlife Enforcement
Yukon Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
Loi sur la Faune
Northwest Territories Department of the Environment and Natural Resources
Legislation for Environment and Natural Resources
Nunavut Department of the Environment