Assessments and Reports
Canada's National Wildlife Disease Strategy is a policy framework through which governments at all levels will seek to minimize the harmful effects of wild animal diseases on Canadian and international societies.
Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 is a report prepared under the guidance of a steering committee of federal, provincial, and territorial government representatives. Over 500 experts participated in the preparation of foundation technical reports. Twenty-two recurring key findings emerged from the technical information and are presented here, under four interrelated themes: biomes; human/ecosystem interactions; habitat, wildlife, and ecosystem processes; and science/policy interface.
Status of Birds in Canada – 2010 provides an assessment of the current population status and trend for a selection of species that are viewed as conservation priorities in Canada. Priority species covered on this site include those listed by Partners in Flight either because they are of conservation concern or because a large portion of their global range is in North America, resulting in high stewardship responsibility. Also included are landbirds within the aerial-foraging insectivore guild, many of which are showing widespread declines in Canada.
Saving Our Shared Birds: Partners In Flight Tri-National Vision for Landbird Conservation is the first comprehensive conservation assessment of landbirds at the tri-national level. The tri-national assessment identified 148 bird species in need of immediate conservation attention because of their highly threatened and declining populations.
Assessment of Trends in Frog and Toad Populations in Canada Using Citizen Science Data describes the results of an analysis of amphibian monitoring data from four volunteer-based amphibian monitoring programs in Ontario: FrogWatch, the Marsh Monitoring Program, the Ontario Backyard Survey and the Ontario Road Call Count. Trends were assessed and amphibian populations mapped for each program. Recommendations to improve the quality of data collected through and consistency among the programs are provided.
Forest Health and Decline: A report from the 2000 Muskoka Workshop and Field Tour of Experts summarizes the findings of a workshop in the summer of 2000 that focused on recent results and a field tour of damaged areas.
Changes in Lake Ice Signal a Changing Climate provides an analysis of trends in lake ice freeze and thaw dates collected by scientists and volunteer observers revealed that our climate is changing. Most sites are experiencing earlier thawing dates, signalling a warming trend, particularly in western Canada.
The Status of Forest Health in Southern Ontario: An Assessment using Tree Mortality Rates presents forest data for southern Ontario, compiled from various plot based forest health monitoring programs across southern Ontario.
Trends in Spring Flowering Dates from Churchill, Manitoba and Northern Labrador : An Assessment of PlantWatch North Phenological Data describes the results of an assessment of PlantWatch data from Churchill, Manitoba and from Labrador City, Labrador and Northwest River, Labrador to identify whether the date of first bloom of key indicator species had changed over time.
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