|Links and Resources
The International Institute for Sustainable Development Web site is a wealth of information on issues of biological diversity and climate change.
The Canadian Biodiversity Information Network (CBIN) covers developments under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Canadas own strategy. The site also includes a few amazing biodiversity facts.
Check topics and trends that are absorbing the attention of biodiversity researchers. Visit the World Resources Institute's Biodiversity and Protected Areas page.
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithologys The Birdhouse Network is a continent-wide monitoring program through which people place birdhouses or nest boxes in their yard or neighborhood and then monitor the birds that nest inside. The Web site includes bird biographies and a Nest Box Cam.
The Birding in Canada Web site includes Canadian, provincial and local bird lists, birding events, books, and more.
BirdLife Internationals Web site contains a wealth of information on the Important Bird Areas Program, bird habitat, and bird conservation.
BirdNet provides information about the scientific study of birds and links to North American professional ornithological societies.
Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canadas partner in the Canadian Important Bird Areas Program, has an informative Web site of interest to both ornithologists and the general public.
Bird Watchers Digest includes information on backyard birding, links to resources, fun stuff, and finder tools for festivals, optics and clubs.
Canadas Important Bird Areas program identifies, conserves and monitors essential habitat for Canada's bird populations.
The Kimiwan Lake Naturalists are a not-for-profit society which strives to maintain Kimiwan Lake through education and interpretation, research and habitat enhancement activities. The Society operates an Interpretive Centre and extensive Birdwalk. Kimiwan Lake is an internationally recognized wetland located at McLennan, Alberta.
The Canadian Wildlife Service conducts research on a wide variety of migratory birds and implements conservation measures to protect them.
Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society helps people appreciate birds, other wildlife and their habitats. The Web site has a great set of answers for situations like a bird trying to enter house through window, a hawk loitering by a feeder or how to live with squirrels.
Guyra Paraguay is Nature Canadas conservation partner in South America.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) tries to ensure that populations and habitats of North America's birds are protected, restored and enhanced through coordinated efforts.
Partners in Flight, a Canadian Wildlife Service program, aims to ensure the long-term viability of populations of native Canadian landbirds across their range of habitats.
Project FeederWatch collects volunteer information to help ornithologists track changes in the abundance and distribution of bird species that use feeders in the winter. The project is managed by Bird Studies Canada and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology with additional support from Nature Canada and National Audubon Society.
The San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve is an 18th century Ecuadorian farm situated on 200 acres of untouched, protected land, preserving the wild and natural habitat of endemic plants, animals and more than 100 different species of exotic birds, native only to the Andes region. They offer a variety of tours, including birdwatching.
Wings Over the Rockies is a seven-day bird festival that takes place each may in the Columbia Valley in the Canadian Rockies. Over 265 species of birds have been recorded through 150 km of unique natural habitats.
Canadian regional endangered species Web sites
The Royal Ontario Museums biodiversity Web site has a section on Ontarios species at risk with an interactive map and fact sheets on endangered species that occur in Ontarios five main bioregions. It also includes field guides to more common wildlife found in Ontario.
Canadas Aquatic Environments, hosted by the University of Guelph, is a comprehensive overview of the plants, animals and habitats of aquatic environments. It includes information on human impacts and a search engine for aquatic research.
Info provides information on endangered mammals
and the world's rarest mammals.
Biodiversity Information Facility Web site is a gateway
to state-of-the-art search engines for accessing biodiversity
observations, specimens and collections in Canada and
on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)
assesses and designates which wild species are in some
danger of disappearing from Canada. All native mammals,
birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, molluscs, lepidopterans
(butterflies and moths), vascular plants, mosses and
lichens are included in its three lists: Species at
Risk, Not at Risk or Data Deficient.
a good starting point for facts on U.S. endangered species,
species lists, and lists of global organizations working
on endangered species.
Canadas Species at Risk Web site includes
a database searchable by species or map, recovery plan
summaries, legislation and strategy to protect species
at risk and more.
Endangered Species International (ESI) has projects worldwide to protect endangered species, and save biodiversity.
Fisheries and Oceans Aquatic Species at Risk web site includes information about Aquatic Species at Risk activities within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, including species profiles of Canada's designated "at risk" whales, other marine mammals, fish and molluscs. The site also provides information on how the Species At Risk Act affects Canadians, public meeting schedules, recovery plan strategies, news, and more.
Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic,
conservation status and distribution information on
species that have been globally evaluated using the
IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
Canada includes scientific information about Canadas
species and ecosystems to help guide effective conservation
action and natural resource management.
Canadas Species at Risk Web site has information
on priority species at risk, priority sites, and recovery
efforts of species within Canadas national parks.
Fish & Wildlife Services The Endangered Species
Program Web site contains lists of endangered and
threatened species, species information, a kids corner
The Wild Species Web site furnishes reports on the status
of 1,600 Canadian species.
Endangered species laws and policies
The formal text of the National Accord for Protection of Species at Risk, which commits Canadas federal, provincial and territorial governments to the protection of species at risk throughout the country.
Read the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973.
The Green Budget Coalition
The Canadian Peregrine Foundations Web site offers
information on the biology and conservation of peregrine
falcons, as well as raptor identification tips, web
cams, and more.
The Cochrane Ecological Institutes Web site contains
information on their swift fox reintroduction program
in the Prairies, animal rehabilitation efforts, and
The International Wolf Centre Web site provides information
on wolf biology, history, populations, prey and predation,
and management and conservation, as well as a kids section,
educational resources, scientific articles and more.
The mission of The Trumpeter Swan Society is to assure the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans. The Society’s website archives Society newsletters (Trumpetings) and its scientific publication (North American Swans), and it catalogs an impressive number of swan-related resources and links.
The Whales and Dolphin Conservation Society site includes
a species guide with information on distribution, threats,
and facts, a whale watching database of responsible,
well-managed operators and tour operators, information
on sightings and strandings, and more useful links.
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is a non-profit charitable land trust dedicated to protecting Nova Scotia’s natural legacy – from spectacular coastline to old growth forests to habitat for endangered species – through private land conservation.
Earthcare is an environmental education partnership that offers energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction lesson plans and activities.
Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office (EMAN CO) of Environment Canada helps Nature Canada
deliver the NatureWatch program, which includes FrogWatch,
IceWatch, PlantWatch and WormWatch, Their Web site contains
information and links on tools, range maps, trends,
Link Kids Projects links to sites specifically designed
for kids from non-profit, government, and multinational
organizations as well as projects concerned with threatened
and endangered species.
Teacher is a magazine and associated Web site created
by and for educators to enhance environmental and global
education across the curriculum at all grade levels.
North is an on-line service dedicated to teaching
children about migration as it happens.
kitsTREEmap is a self-guided tree walk of Kitsilano, Vancouver. Make the most of a day in Vancouver and connect with nature in Kitsilano, a vibrant and green part of the city just a short jaunt from downtown.
The Living By Water Project provides programs, tools,
services and materials to naturalize and maintain a
Monarch Watch is a US-based site with tonnes of information
about monarch butterflies (now listed as a species of
special concern in Canada).
Scientist magazine has an on-line biodiversity section
with informative articles on biodiversity loss around
RubyThroat includes tonnes of information on hummingbird
biology, banding, attracting and feeding, as well as
student activities and more.
and People program is a national funding program established
jointly by the Parks
Canada Agency and Nature Canada. The goal of this
program is to forge the next generation of environmental
stewards by connecting Canadians, primarily urban youth,
to nature through learning experiences offered by passionate
naturalists in Canadas natural parks.
in Flights on-line Guide to Bird Education
Resources offers titles, descriptions and ordering information
for bird-related educational materials throughout the
British Columbia Museum provides biodiversity lesson
plans for students from kindergarden to grade 7.
for Species monitors animal migrations from space.
The Web site has some interesting species-at-risk projects
designed for kids, as well as materials for educators.
Parks and Wilderness Society Web site profiles a
variety of parks and issues CPAWS is working on.
The George Wright Society organizes and is the primary
sponsor of a biennial conference on research and resource
Manitobawildlands.org provides comprehensive information about Manitobas
lands and waters with a multitude of links and information
Parks Worldwide is an informative source for national
parks around the world, World Heritage Sites and more.
Canada Web site offers information on Canadas
national parks and parks policy.
The World Conservation Unions World Commission on
Protected Areas program site has information on
events and projects around the world.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) connects conservation efforts throughout the region. Through collaboration, they seek to preserve and maintain the mountains, ecosystems, wildlife and human communities of this region.
of Alberta Naturalists membership has grown to include
39 clubs representing more than 4,500 individuals. FANs
greatest strength is its province-wide focus on natural
Saskatchewan has been observing, documenting and
working to protect the provinces native species
and natural ecosystems for more than 50 years.
The Manitoba Naturalists Society believes that the chance
to experience an undamaged environment in peace and
tranquility is a joy and a privilege.
Nature (formerly the Federation of Ontario Naturalists)
protects and restores natural habitats through research,
education and conservation, connecting thousands of
individuals and communities with nature.
Nature Québec / UQCN a été fondée
en 1981 par M. Harvey Mead, en collaboration avec plusieurs
autres militants impliqués dans lopposition
au développement autoroutier et portuaire des
battures de Beauport.
The New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists/ Fédération
des naturalists du Nouveau-Brunswick has been a
major proponent of natural areas in New Brunswick for
more than 30 years.
The Nature Nova Scotia supports the
common interests of naturalist clubs and represents
The Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Inc. is a province-wide organization promoting the
enjoyment and protection of all wildlife and natural
history resources in the Province of Newfoundland and
Labrador and surrounding waters.