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American Birders Association

http://www.aba.org/

The American Birding Association aims to inspire all people to enjoy and protect birds. Includes links to publications and other resources.

American Fisheries Society

http://www.fisheries.org/

The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

http://www.asih.org/

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The programs of the ASIH are part of a global effort to interpret, understand, and conserve the Earth’s natural diversity and to contribute to the wise use of natural resources for the long-term benefit of humankind.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

http://www.asih.org/

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The programs of the ASIH are part of a global effort to interpret, understand, and conserve the Earth’s natural diversity and to contribute to the wise use of natural resources for the long-term benefit of humankind.

American Society of Mammologists

http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees

The Amhttp://www.mammalsociety.org/erican Society of Mammalogists (ASM) was established in 1919 for the purpose of promoting interest in the study of mammals.

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts

http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc

The first CBCs were conducted in 1900. Coordinated by the National Audubon Society, this survey has become the oldest continuous wildlife survey in North America. Enter CBC data online and review results from recent and past monitoring seasons.

Badgers in BC

http://www.badgers.bc.ca

This is the web site for BC’s Badger Recovery Team. Learn more about badgers in BC, the conservation challenges facing the species, and what people can do to help recover populations of this endangered species in British Columbia.

Bat Conservation International

http://www.batcon.org

The mission of Bat Conservation International is to protect and restore bats and their habitats worldwide.

BC Butterfly Atlas

www.bcbutterflyatlas.ca

The BC Butterfly Atlas is a community-based citizen science project aimed at increasing knowledge of the status and distribution of butterflies in British Columbia. It will harness the efforts of both professional biologists and citizen naturalists to document the distribution and abundance of butterflies in British Columbia. Gathering butterfly records from across BC will help identify which species are truly rare and which are more common, provide a snapshot of butterfly populations to which past and future surveys can be compared, and inform efforts to conserve butterflies and their habitats. Results will be collated into a single database and made available on maps on the project website. The project website includes many resources, including a Twitter feed for sightings.

BC Community Bat Program

http://bcbats.ca

This site is home to the “Got Bats?” initiative, a network of community bat projects across BC, carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Environment. This site contains general information about bats in BC as well as assist people in reporting their bats, learn to live with bats, and connect with bat biologists in your region.

BC Frogwatch

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/frogwatch

BC Frogwatch is a provincial government program to collect information on frog and toad populations in British Columbia. The site also includes salamanders and turtles. The site includes species and range information and links to amphibian biology.

BC Ministry of Environment Bear Smart Program

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/bearsmart/

This is the BC government’s program for Bear Smart Communities.

BC Ministry of Environment Fisheries Inventory Data Queries Tool

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/fidq/index.html

Fisheries Inventory Data Queries provides quick easy access to BC lake, stream and fish data, as well as fish stocking data and downloadable bathymetric maps through a set of topic-based queries that extract information from the provincial Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW). The LRDW stores fisheries inventory data collected from the early 1900s to present.

BC Ministry of Environment HabitatWizard

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/habwiz/

HabitatWizard is a map-based tool created for government, industry, environmental professionals and interested users to spatially access detailed fish and fish habitat information over the internet.

BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Stewardship Division

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/esd/

Look in the right hand column of links for the Branches that deal with fish, wildlife, biodiversity, and more.

Best Management Practices for Amphibians and Reptiles in Urban and Rural Environments in British Columbia

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/BMP/herptile/bmpherptile.html

This site’s primary purpose is to provide developers, consultants, landscape architects, local and regional governments, urban planners, land use managers and the public with the practical, cost-effective tools and supporting scientific information necessary for mitigating development activity impacts on amphibian and reptile populations in the province.

Bird Banding Laboratory

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl

This is the website for the North American Bird Banding Program. which is jointly administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service and the United States Geological Survey. This program issues the permits, provides the bands, and coordinates the marking projects in the North America.

Bird Monitoring in North America

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/birds.html

The monitoring programs highlighted on these pages can be used to track changes in North American bird populations. These trends give conservationists, managers, citizens, and policy makers a window into the natural world and the health of environment. Includes links to the MAPS projects and others.

Bird Sounds

http://www.bird-sounds.net/

Listen to the sounds of 602 North American bird species.

Bird Studies Canada

http://www.bsc-eoc.org/bscmain.html

BSC conducts and promotes studies on avian distribution, abundance and population changes and their underlying causes; communicates the results to the public; and generates information in support of the conservation of Canadian birds and their habitats. Follow through the site to the home page to review the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network Homepage and explore migration stations across the country.

Birding British Columbia

http://www.birding.bc.ca

A Birding Guide to all of British Columbia featuring birding articles & resources, area checklist, bird watch postings forum, local hotspots, virtual birding tour, skills area, weather reports, and visiting birder information.

Birdnet

http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET

The site is a service of the Ornithological Council, a public information organization involving ten North American professional ornithological societies. Links to these societies including the American Ornithologists’ union are found at this site.

BirdNote

http://birdnote.org/

BirdNote is a radio series about the intriguing ways of birds. BirdNote shows are two-minute vignettes that incorporate the rich sounds of birds with stories that illustrate the interesting—and in some cases, truly amazing—abilities of birds. Available as podcasts.

Birds of North America Online

http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna

The Birds of North America is a comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North America’s breeding birds. Account contents are updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. And most online BNA accounts feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species, recordings selected from the extensive collection of Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas

http://www.birdatlas.bc.ca/

The BC Breeding Bird Atlas is a five year project to determine the distribution and relative abundance of birds across British Columbia. It is the first time that a project of this scale has been undertaken in the province. Volunteers collect data and submit it on-line, where information can be viewed by everyone. The results will form a foundation for conservation policy and legislation and to ask important questions about how climate change affects on our environment, species at risk, environmental assessment and how to keep common birds common.

Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network

http://www.carcnet.ca

This site provides information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and conservation of all the frogs, salamanders, lizards, turtles, and snakes found in Canada. Learn about the species found in your province or anywhere else in Canada.

Canadian Migration Monitoring Network

http://www.bsc-eoc.org/national/cmmn.html

This network of migration monitoring stations from the Bay of Fundy to Vancouver Island, supported by Bird Studies Canada, ensures that migratory bird populations are adequately monitored from coast to coast.

Caving Canada – British Columbia Bat Resources

http://www.cancaver.ca/bats/bc

A source for lots of information on bats.

Also check out the Canadian site at: http://www.cancaver.ca/bats/index.htm

Co-Existing with Coyotes

http://stanleyparkecology.ca/conservation/co-existing-with-coyotes/

Co-Existing with Coyotes aims to reduce conflict between people, pets, and coyotes by providing accessible information through a wide range of media. The program has been developed in cooperation with the Vancouver Parks Board and B.C.’s Ministry of Environment in response to increasing public contact with, and demand for information about, coyotes in Vancouver. The web page is a great resource for public education materials.

Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou in Canada’s Netional Parks

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/mtn/caribou/index.aspx

Parks Canada has released a this strategy (PDF, 2.7 MB) to guide caribou conservation actions in the mountain national parks of Banff, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier. The strategy identifies key threats to the caribou populations and outlines actions to help mitigate these threats.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

http://birds.cornell.edu

A variety of bird projects that will inspire all amateur birders. A non-profit unit of Cornell University that encourages research, education and conservation.

Craighead Environmental Research Institute

http://craigheadresearch.org

The Craighead Institute’s mission is to maintain healthy populations of American native plants, wildlife, and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems.

Dendroica

http://www.natureinstruct.org/dendroica/

A spectacularly useful interactive website to help students, volunteers and professionals improve their skills at identifying birds by sight or by sound, particularly so that they can participate in nature survey and monitoring programs. Log in as a Canadian Guest or start an account for more resources.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

http://www.ducks.ca

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s mission is to conserve wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of North America’s waterfowl, which in turn provide healthy environments for wildlife and people.

eButterfly

http://www.bcbutterflyatlas.ca/

Hundreds of people across Canada observe, photograph and collect butterflies for fun and for science. eButterfly makes doing that easier and brings the lepidopterist community closer together. Regional experts review records submitted and consult when necessary with users to make sure species identifications and locations are reasonable. You can choose to make your records publicly available or private if you have found a particularly sensitive species. Scientists will use eButterfly data to understand how butterflies respond and adapt to environmental changes, including climate change and the effects of human land use. The mission includes both a scientific and practical dimension. The science is run from the Canadian Facility for Ecoinformatics Research at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Biology and is the citizen science component of the Canada Global Change Transect. The practical mission is to contribute to conservation of Canada’s biodiversity through engagement and advice to policymakers.

Electronic Atlas of British Columbia’s Fauna

http://efauna.bc.ca

E-Fauna BC is an electronic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia. It is a cooperative partnership project of the UBC Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, in the Department of Geography, with the goal of providing a comprehensive, centralized source of information on BC wildlife in a GIS-based format.

Electronic Atlas of British Columbia’s Fauna

http://efauna.bc.ca

E-Fauna BC is an electronic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia. It is a cooperative partnership project of the UBC Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, in the Department of Geography, with the goal of providing a comprehensive, centralized source of information on BC wildlife in a GIS-based format.

Electronic Atlas of British Columbia’s Fauna

http://efauna.bc.ca

E-Fauna BC is an electronic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia. It is a cooperative partnership project of the UBC Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, in the Department of Geography, with the goal of providing a comprehensive, centralized source of information on BC wildlife in a GIS-based format.

Electronic Resources on Ornithology

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Environment/NHR/bird.html

An extensive linking index of international birding resources. Explore provincial birding groups and societies or discover European and Asian bird clubs. Some commercial sites and general links are included as well.

Entomological Society of Canada

http://www.esc-sec.ca/

The Entomological Society of Canada represents hundreds of entomologists from all parts of Canada and around the world. The Society is promotes research, dissemination of knowledge of insects, and encourages the continued participation of all “students and lovers of Entomology”.

Environment Canada — Portal to “Nature” information

http://www.ec.gc.ca/nature/Default.asp?lang=En&n=C5EDD32E-1

This is the home page for “nature” on the federal Environment Canada web site.

Glossary of Avian Terms for Use in Avian Conservation Biology

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/literatr/avian/avian.htm

An excellent glossary that provides standard definitions for many of the terms used in avian conservation biology. A great way to brush up on your birding-banding verbatim in preparation for the breeding and migration season.

Guidelines: Canadian Council on Animal Care

http://www.ccac.ca/en_

CCAC is the national organization responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada.Guidelines for the use of mammals in field research.

American Society of Mammologists – Animal Care and Use
http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/animal-care-and-use

Important Bird Areas

http://www.ibacanada.ca/

Canada’s Important Bird Areas Program is a science-based initiative to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for Canada’s bird populations.

Infra Eco Network Europe

http://www.iene.info

Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) is a European network of experts and institutions involved in the phenomena of habitat fragmentation caused by the development and use of main networks of infrastructure (roads, waterways, railways). IENE promotes cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the sectors environment and infrastructure both on national and European levels.

International Association for Bear Research and Management

http://www.bearbiology.com

The goal of the International Association for Bear Research and Management is to promote the conservation and restoration of the world’s bears through science-based research, management and education.

Laws & Regulations:

Canadian Firearms Program: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/

Veterinary Drugs Directorate:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hpfb-dgpsa/vdd-dmv/index-eng.php

Canadian Federal Laws:
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/index.html

Food and Drugs Act http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/index.html

Macaulay Library

http://macaulaylibrary.org/

Part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Macaulay Library is the world’s largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings. Their mission is to collect and preserve recordings of each species’ behavior and natural history, to facilitate the ability of others to collect and preserve such recordings, and to actively promote the use of these recordings for diverse purposes spanning scientific research, education, conservation, and the arts.

Manual of Common Diseases and Parasites of Wildlife in Northern British Columbia

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/wldhealth/diseases/index.htm

Wild game and fish may carry diseases that can be transmitted to people. Disease transmission to people can be prevented by following the guidelines provided in this pamphlet.

Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program

http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm

MAPS is an Institute for Bird Populations initiative in coordination with public agencies, private organizations and the bird banders of North America to provide long-term data on the productivity, survivorship and population sizes of target land bird species through constant-effort mist netting, banding and point counts during the breeding season.

National Audubon Society

http://www.audubon.org

The National Audubon Society’s mission to conserve birds and their habitats began nearly a century ago, when concerned citizens, calling themselves the Audubon Societies, organized against the senseless slaughter of birds. The site contains bird species profiles, a watch list, current events, and lists birding festivals.

Necropsy

US National Wildlife Health Centre
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov 

Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre
http://www.ccwhc.ca/index.php

 

Michigan Wildlife Disease Manual
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12150_12220—,00.html

 

Safecapture International (Wildlife Immobilization Courses)
http://www.safecapture.com

Australian & New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/

North American Bird Breeding Survey

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

The BBS is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations. Following a rigorous protocol, BBS data are collected by thousands of dedicated participants along thousands of randomly established roadside routes throughout the continent. Professional BBS coordinators and data managers work closely with researchers and statisticians to compile and deliver these population data and population trend analyses on more than 400 bird species, for use by conservation managers, scientists, and the general public.

Ornithology Exchange

http://ornithologyexchange.org/

Blogs, news, reviews about ornithologogy.

Partners in Flight – British Columbia and Yukon

http://www.pifbcyukon.org/

Partners in Flight is a coalition of countries, government agencies, conservation groups, First Nations, academic institutions, private businesses, and individual citizens who share a common vision: to maintain the health of bird populations and their habitats.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov

A U.S. Geological Service biological resource centre that deals with waterfowl harvest management, wildlife habitat improvement, effects of environmental contaminants, endangered species conservation, migratory bird management, and wildlife population analysis. Includes links to several banding surveys and monitoring programs.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov

A U.S. Geological Service biological resource centre that deals with waterfowl harvest management, wildlife habitat improvement, effects of environmental contaminants, endangered species conservation, migratory bird management, and wildlife population analysis. Includes links to several banding surveys and monitoring programs.

Piranga

http://www.natureinstruct.org/piranga/

If you handle birds you will want to visit Piranga, a segment of the Nature Instruct website and a companion to Dendroica. This site is for bird banders who need to see close ups of birds-in-hand, and you will need to register (it’s free and simple) to use Piranga.

References for animal pain, stress, and capture myopathy:

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/wildlife/telemtry/refanim.htm

Reptiles of British Columbia

http://www.bcreptiles.ca

This website provides information on British Columbia’s reptiles to members of the public, devoted naturalists, professionals, students, and even young children with an interest in these animals. This website provides a good starting point for you to learn more about, or access information concerning, the reptile species found in our province.

Useful PRINT References for Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife

  • Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization. Terry J. Kreeger. 1996. International Wildlife Veterinary Services. 340 pp.
  • Chemical Immobilization of Wild and Exotic Animals. Leon Nielsen. 1999. Iowa University State Press. 400 pp.
  • Wildlife Restraint Series. Jessup et al. 1991. International Wildlife Veterinary Services.
  • Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals. Murray E. Fowler. 1995. 2nd Ed. Iowa State University Press. 383 pp.
  • Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. Murray E. Fowler. 1993. 3rd Ed. W.B. Saunders Co. 864 pp.
  • Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy 4. Murray E. Fowler. 4th Ed. 1998. W.B. Saunders Co. 752 pp.

Veterinary Associations:

Association of Avian Veterinarians http://www.aav.org

American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians http://www.aawv.net

Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians http://www.cazwv.org

Wildlife Disease Association http://www.wildlifedisease.org

Wildlife Health Information:

Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre http://www.ccwhc.ca/

WildPro Multimedia (encyclopedia) http://www.wildlifeinformation.org

Wolverine: Legendary enigma

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/glacier/natcul/natcul6/carcajou-wolverine/carcajou-wolverine1.aspx

Wolverines in western Canada, including the mountain national parks, have been recommended as a Species of Special Concern by the national Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). This ranking reflects their low numbers and slow capacity to recover from population declines. Both Alberta and British Columbia provincial governments recognize wolverine as a species that may be at risk and require special management considerations. Canada’s mountain national parks play an important role in providing valuable habitat for the wolverine. But, because wolverines require a large home range, the ones that call these parks home only spend a portion of their lives within the park boundaries.

Woodland Caribou in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/natcul/natcul6/caribou.aspx

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks make up only a small piece of woodland caribou habitat in the Columbia Mountains region. The caribou’s requirement for large, connected areas of old growth forest is challenged by the pressures of human land use. Conservation of woodland caribou in this area will require continued collaboration with provincial and local stakeholders to develop precautionary human use management and caribou conservation strategies.

Contact

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Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 2568
  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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