Legal protection of migratory birds

Laws and regulations that protect migratory birds, list of protected bird species, sanctuaries and permits.

Services and information

Legal protection of migratory birds: overview

Role of the Government of Canada, legal protection, other jurisdictions.

Birds protected in Canada

Protected migratory birds in Canada, criteria for protection, bird families.

Frequently asked questions: Migratory Birds Convention Act

Species protected under other legislations, activities requiring a permit.

Frequently asked questions: Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations

Purpose, key elements, effects on businesses, implementation timeline.

Handling found dead migratory birds

Temporary possession, avian viruses, contact information.

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