Conservation programs based on rewards rather than punishments have been widely tested and shown to work. In 1991, England established a Countryside Stewardship Scheme to conserve the landscape and to protect and extend wildlife habitats.
A proposed law forcing land owners to protect endangered species may actually hasten their demise. There are better ways of saving nature.
An overview of existing and proposed laws – provincial and federal – that can be used to protect endangered species and their habitat.