Fossil Protection Legislation

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B24

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse

Details

WHEREAS the Province of British Columbia does not currently have legislation protecting the paleontology resources and fossil record of this province;

AND WHEREAS this lack of legislation has led to the unregulated export of these resources and records out of province;

AND WHEREAS the retention and preservation of these resources and records should be an important goal of the Province of British Columbia:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM urge the Provincial Government of British Columbia to enact legislation that both protects and preserves the paleontology resources and fossil record of our province, and contains provision for the establishment of authorized fossil repositories in the province.