Amendments to the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act and Applicable Regulations

Overview

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to enforcement-related provisions, fines and penalties in the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act and applicable regulations.

The amendments aim to modernize legislation, use clear language, and repeal legislation that is no longer required to ensure it is easier to interpret, enforce, follow, and respect. The proposed amendments strive to ensure enforcement officers are better equipped to protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s cherished wildlife resources.

The proposed legislative amendments aim to:

  • Increase fines and penalties to create a stronger deterrence of illegal activities. 
  • Clarify and enhance legislative provisions related to conservation officer responsibilities.
  • Modernize legislation for clarity and ease of interpretation. 
  • Enhance the protection of wildlife and endangered species in the province.

Get Involved

Online Questionnaire

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture has developed an online questionnaire to collect feedback on the proposed amendments.

The questionnaire will be available until January 11, 2024.

If you have any questions related to the questionnaire or require an alternate format, please contact the department at the addresses below.

Please note you must log in or register to complete the questionnaire.

Click Here to Complete the Questionnaire

Written Submissions

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, please submit your document using any of the options below.

The deadline for written submissions is January 11, 2024.

Written submissions will be accepted via:

Mail: 

Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
Attn: Shelley Moores, Wildlife Division
192 Wheeler’s Road
P.O. Box 2006
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6J8

Email: shelleymoores@gov.nl.ca 

Engagement Materials

Please click the button below to view the proposed amendments to the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act, and applicable regulations for the above consultations.

Click Here to View the Proposed Amendments

How Will Your Input Be Used?

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, Wildlife Division, will review all information submitted and consider all feedback in the review of the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act, and applicable regulations. The department will summarize the information gathered in a What We Heard document and publish it on the department website and engageNL platform when the consultation has concluded.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you. The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on proposed Amendments to the Wild Life Act, Endangered Species Act and applicable recommendations.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Miranda Sheppard, ATIPP Faciliator, at 709-292-4122.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments, please contact Shelley Moores, Director (A), Wildlife Division at 709-637-2018 or shelleymoores@gov.nl.ca.