Interdepartmental Recovery Fund
As part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Species at Risk, the federal government has established the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund (IRF) for federal departments, agencies and crown corporations. The IRF became operational in the 2002-2003 fiscal year.
The IRF provides funding to Other Federal Government Departments (OGDs), namely federal departments, including agencies and crown corporations, other than Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Parks Canada Agency for implementing recovery activities for species listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as extirpated, endangered or threatened that are predominantly on OGD lands. The IRF also supports surveys on OGD lands of species assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) or listed under the SARA as endangered, threatened and special concern. As such, it supports OGDs in their efforts to meet the legal obligations of the SARA, which provides for the legal protection of species at risk and their critical habitat on federal lands. OGDs are managers of federal lands and play an important role in the protection and recovery of species at risk.
The IRF is one of three main federal funding programs centered on the protection and recovery of species at risk that add to the investments made by Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Parks Canada Agency and many other federal departments, agencies and crown corporations in the recovery of species at risk. The other federal funding programs involved in the protection and recovery of species at risk are the Habitat Stewardship Program and the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk.
Call for proposals for IRF funding takes place between end of September and end of November of each year.
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