American Society of Mammologists
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.
Badgers in BC
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
The mission of Bat Conservation International is to protect and restore bats and their habitats worldwide.
BC Community Bat Program
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 Ministry of Environment Bear Smart Program
This is the BC government’s program for Bear Smart Communities.
BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Stewardship Division
Look in the right hand column of links for the Branches that deal with fish, wildlife, biodiversity, and more.
Caving Canada – British Columbia Bat Resources
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
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
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.
Craighead Environmental Research Institute
The Craighead Institute’s mission is to maintain healthy populations of American native plants, wildlife, and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems.
Electronic Atlas of British Columbia’s Fauna
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.
Environment Canada — Portal to “Nature” information
This is the home page for “nature” on the federal Environment Canada web site.
Infra Eco Network Europe
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
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.
Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre
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.
Wolverine: Legendary enigma
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
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.