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10 great places to connect with nature

May 8, 2019 ..., geocache, watch wildlife, and participate in interpretive programming for groups of all ages. Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area Photo: Neil Dawe Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area (80 km from Kelowna, BC) provides significant habitat to species at risk, migratory birds and other wildlife. The charismatic California bighorn sheep can be found there. This area

British Columbia man penalized $18,000 after attempting to smuggle protected turtles into Canada

Jun 3, 2019 ... Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) to anonymously report wildlife crimes. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers. Quick facts Globally, there are over 350 species of turtles and tortoises in the wild. Of this number, trade in 140 species of turtles and 44 species of tortoise are regulated by the Convention on International Trade

Assessment results with range of occurrence, May 2019

May 21, 2019 ...COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, May 2019 COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, May 2019 [PDF - 44KB] Table displays the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. The distribution of each wildlife species is shown. Assessment results with range of occurrence (by province, territory, or ocean), May 2019 Common

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2019-2020

May 15, 2019 ... The Government of Canada is also a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and has put into place the Canadian Biodiversity Strategy (CBS), and several other pieces of legislation in order to protect and support biodiversity in Canada, including the: Species at Risk Act (SARA) Plant Protection Act (PPA) Health of Animals Act (HAA) Section 2 - Agency

Volunteer projects - Waterton Lakes National Park

May 22, 2019 ... that patch clear of particular invasive weeds. Our specialists will train you and assist you in locating an appropriate patch to adopt. Then come work in it through the growing season as your time permits. Bonus – the scenic views and wildlife viewing are often great from the adopted patch. With over 1,000 native vascular plants, including rare plants and hundreds

Managing conflicts with migratory birds

May 10, 2019 ... the risks that this species poses to: native wildlife wetland habitats the Canadian public Mute Swan populations in Canada Figure 1. Mute Swan population in Ontario from the Midsummer Mute Swan survey. Data source: Midsummer Mute Swan Survey - Canadian Wildlife Service and Bird Studies Canada / Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Program. Long description

Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Apr 4, 2019 .... This sanctuary is home for valuable wildlife including birds, fishes, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans, plants and other organisms including several species at risk. Though this sanctuary is located adjacent to a bustling city, it remains an important roosting and overwintering site for a large number of migratory bird species that use this vital habitat either seasonally

Îles de Contrecoeur National Wildlife Area

Apr 16, 2019 ... with cattail, arrowhead and submerged water-milfoil beds lie around the islands, linking them together and providing food to thousands of ducklings, adult ducks and other water birds during breeding and migration. The wildlife area is home to more than 205 plant species, as well as 78 bird and 12 mammal species. A number of species at risk, including the Short-eared

Lake Saint-François National Wildlife Area

May 6, 2019 ... of sedge and cattail plant communities, wooded wetlands populated by Red Maple stands, as well as well-drained woods featuring communities dominated by hawthorn, hickory and maple. The biodiversity of the area is among the most remarkable in Quebec, as it is home to more than 287 animal species and 547 plant species, many of which are at risk. Some 13 species

Proposed National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen - National Parks

May 15, 2019 ... and plant species; and provide opportunities for quality visitor experiences, such as recreational activities and the presentation of natural and cultural heritage. About the region Within rolling hills and sweeping valleys, the Okanagan is one of the most ecologically-diverse regions of Canada. By protecting this area, we will help support the recovery of over 30

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