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.
“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.” TheNatureServe 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.”
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.
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.”
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