The southern interior of British Columbia has one of the highest concentrations of at-risk species in Canada. One-quarter of the red-listed (endangered) vertebrates are found here, at least 100 at-risk plant species and nearly 300 rare insects and spiders. Saving the region’s threatened habitats is vital to conserving the province's rich biological diversity.
The Osoyoos Desert Society serves as an advocate for endangered ecosystems and a steward of 67 acres at the Desert Centre site. We promote conservation through our programs and provide opportunities for the public to get involved in projects that have a positive impact on the environment. We also partner with other environmental organizations on conservation initiatives, including membership in the South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP).