Ecological Database of Wildlife and Plants Species in Canada’s National Parks

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TitleEcological Database of Wildlife and Plants Species in Canada’s National Parks
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsAlvo R
KeywordsAmphibians, ANIMALS, Birds, Fish, Flowers, PLANTS, Reptiles

The ecological database of Parks Canada is a computerized inventory of all wildlife and plant species in Canada's national parks. The current version of the database contains data on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and vascular plants. Eventually, it will cover all aquatic plants and marine wildlife. The objectives of the ecological database are to create a national inventory of wildlife and plants species, to facilitate research, to allow longterm monitoring and to establish responsibility for protection and conservation at the national, regional and parks level. At the national level, the inventory facilitates research by managers and scientists on the distribution and status of wildlife species, and in some cases, on the designation of species that have been identified by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as being at risk. As a result, specialists and managers will be able to accelerate conservation efforts and identify regions in which conservation efforts are already under way, specifically in the case of reintroduced species.

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