Species at Risk. Two Rivers Wildlife Park invites you to learn more about species at risk in Nova Scotia…. What are Species at Risk?. Any animal, plant, or other organism that is considered at serious risk of extinction. S P E C I E S A T R I S K.
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Two Rivers Wildlife Park invites you to learn more about species at risk in Nova Scotia…
S P E C I E S A T R I S K
Special Concern (Vulnerable)What are the Species at Risk Categories
1. Endangered- a species facing imminent extirpation or extinction
2.Threatened- a species likely to become endangered if limiting factors are not reversed
3.Special Concern (Vulnerable) - a species sensitive to human activities or natural events. This sensitivity makes it vulnerable to harm.
Extirpation: Loss of a species from a specific area but one or more populations surviving elsewhere on Earth.
Extinction: Species no longer in existence
Cape Breton Regional: 5
East Hants: 4
St. Mary’s: 5
West Hants: 5
Halifax Regional: 7
Region of Queens: 13
Saving a species that is at risk of extinction involves several steps:
1.Getting them put on the species at risk list
2. Passing laws to protect the remaining wildlife and habitat
3. Organize recovery of the species
The next few slides will introduce you to some of the animals at Two Rivers that are considered at risk in NS
Graphics and information courtesy of :
Eaton, Samara T and Boates, J. Sherman. 2004 “ Municipal and community stewardship: new tools in support of recovery of species at risk and their habitats.” Department of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia.