A plant or animal that is at risk of extinction because of threats ... Dromedary Jumping Slug. Seaside Centipede Lichen. Parks Canada participates on teams to ...
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A plant or animal that is at risk of extinction because of threats caused by humans such as building golf courses and roads and cultivating native prairie.
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Special Concern - a species that may become threatened because of certain biological characteristics and identified threats
Threatened – a species that may become endangered unless actions are taken to reverse the factors leading to its extirpation
Endangered– at imminent threat of extirpation
Extirpated – gone from the wild in Canada, but not other parts of the world
Extinct – no longer exist anywhere
Broad flat river valleys and upland grasses:
Grazed grasslands and on black-tailed prairie dog towns in Grasslands National Park of Canada:
Wet, poorly drained, sandy to gravelly soils in the tall-grass prairie:
Well-drained soil on the prairies:
Open, sparsely vegetated short-grass and mixed-grass prairie, where visibility and mobility are unimpeded:
Sandy areas with adequate cover, such as native grasses:
Large un-fragmented, mature to old-growth forests:
A federal law that aims to conserve all native wildlife in Canada
A pathway to achieve conservation through protection and recovery measures
One tool available in Canada for the conservation of wildlife and the fulfillment of promises made in the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD) is an internationally legally binding treaty. It's objective is to develop different kinds of strategies (on a national level) for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity (the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or even an entire planet).
The CBD goes about doing this in 3 ways:
1. The conservation of biodiversity.
2. Sustainable use of it's components.
3. Fair and equitable sharing of benefits that come from genetic resources.
Parks Canada has taken the lead on developing recovery plans for these species (and others):
(From left to Right)
Greater Sage Grouse
Banff Springs Snail
Dromedary Jumping Slug
Seaside Centipede Lichen
Parks Canada participates on teams to write plans for many other species across the country.
The disappearance of one species can have large effects on other species. They are all a part of an ecosystem.
Solutions for these species (and others):
Responsible Forest Management, which takes into account the biological needs of wildlife and ecosystems as well as communities' needs for timber and jobs.
Making sure that parks and protected areas are large enough to maintain viable wildlife populations. Protected areas should be connected by wide corridors to allow wildlife to move around, helping preserve genetic diversity.
As consumers of wood and paper products, we can send a powerful signal in the marketplace by only buying products derived from ecologically managed forests