Links: Conservation/Species at Risk
Federal/Other Atlantic Provinces/U.S.
Links were verified 24 Feb. 2012.
- Species at Risk Public Registry
"Your source for news, information, and documents related to species at risk in Canada." The Search function lists species at risk in Canada by group, region etc.
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada is responsible for identifying species considered to be at risk in Canada at large. Species so designated by COSEWIC become eligible for national protection under the federal Species at Risk Act.
- Canadian Biodiversity Strategy
From Environment Canada: Canada's Response to the
Convention on Biological Diversity
- A National Ecological Framework for Canada
(Agriculture and Agrifood Canada) Includes detailed descriptions of 217 ecozones.
- Wild Species: General Status of Species in Canada
Public website for The National General Status Working Group (NGSWG). Search an individual species or generate lists of species by provinces with their conservaton status using the General Staus Search Tool for the Wild Species 2005 Report.
- NatureServe Canada
"NatureServe Canada provides scientific information about Canada's species and ecosystems to help guide effective conservation action and natural resource management. " There eight regional members including the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre. This page from the ACCDC cross lists COSEWIC status and NB and NS Provincial Status:
Legally Listed Species in the Maritimes Provinces.
- NatureServe Explorer
"An online encyclopedia of plants, animals, and ecosystems of the U.S. and Canada.. an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species." The NatureServe Conservation Status of a species is given for individual states and provinces
"VegBank is the vegetation plot database of the Ecological Society of America's Panel on Vegetation Classification. VegBank stores data about vegetation plots and necessary supplemental data, such as a plant taxon database and community type database. VegBank's purpose is to allow plant Ecologists to submit and share data to allow permanent documentation of plot data, which will provide a permanent record of plots which define communities."
- 2008 March Status Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
A critical assessment of progress in key areas of environment and sustainable development since 2001-2003. Chapters 4 (Ecosystems - Federal Protected Areas for Wildlife), 5 (Ecosystems -Protection of Species at Risk) and 6 (Ecosystems - Control of Aquatic Invasive Species) are especially pertinent to conservation issues.
- Attention Fragîles
Conservation in the Magdalen Islands.
National Resources Canada Plant Hardiness Site
This site offers an interactive (zoom in and out) map of plant hardiness zones pertient to both domestsicated and wild species, distribution maps of a number of native species and predictions of changes in distribution of tree species with climatic change.
- Botany Newfoundland and Labrador
Plant Species lists for rare species (with information on distribution, habitat etc., line drawings, photographs) and complete lists for selected areas.
- Hardwood Forest of Western New Brunswick and Northeastern Maine
An online version of a Natural Resources Canada publication authored by A. Macdougall and J. Loo (1998). Section IV provides descriptions of 28 rare species, with distribution maps that include N.S., Maine (16 of the species occur in N.S.).
- The Atlas of Canada
Natural Resources Canada: View topographic maps onlone for any area of Canada.
- Center for Plant Conservation (U.S.)
Profiles for a large number of endangered species; section on Genetic considerations in ecological restoration: an annotated bibliography.
- Plant Conservation Alliance (U.S.)
"The PCA is a consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and over 225 non-federal Cooperators representing various disciplines within the conservation field… PCA Members and Cooperators work collectively to solve the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration, ensuring the preservation of our ecosystem." It includes Alien Plant, Medicinal Plant,
, & Restoration Working Groups.