Legal protection of migratory birds

Acts and regulations, frequently asked questions, protection list, carcass possession.

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Birds protected in Canada

List of birds protected, scientific names, taxonomies.

Frequently asked questions - Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Legislation, scare permits, aviculture permits, handling of dead birds.

Frequently asked questions - Sanctuary regulations

Key elements, effects on businesses, implementation timeline, information sources.

Bird carcass possession

Public notice, temporary possession, guidance, precautions, contact information.

About the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Definitions, jurisdictions, list of bird families.


General information of legal protection.

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