Fisheries and Land Resources

Rules & Regulations

Biodiversity protection and habitat conservation are two of the key purposes of ecological reserves, so certain rules apply within all the reserves in the province.

The public can visit most ecological reserves for educational purposes or low-impact recreational activities-such as hiking or sightseeing-but these activities are prohibited on Funk Island due to the significance and sensitivity of the site. Landings are restricted to people conducting approved scientific research.

The following activities are strictly prohibited in all wilderness and ecological reserves:

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  • Disturbing, destroying, or removing plants, animals, or fossils
  • Introducing plants, animals, or anything else to the reserve landscape
  • Forestry, mining (including exploration), hydro development, agriculture, new roads, tracks, or building construction
  • Driving off-road vehicles including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

It is important that boaters approaching the island do so carefully so as not to disturb the birds.

Regulations and a management plan are pending for Funk Island Ecological Reserve.

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