Data Sources and Methods for the Habitat Secured for Waterfowl Indicator
Caveats and limitations
- Partners are responsible for reporting the number of hectares secured through their projects to the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) National Tracking System. To improve the accuracy of reporting, a review and update of the tracking system by Environment Canada’s Wetlands Office has been underway since the last reporting period of this indicator. As a result, annual cumulative habitat secured differs from that previously reported as adjustments have been made to annual securement totals for each joint venture from 1990 to 2011.
- The Pacific Coast Joint Venture is international in scope, but only the hectares secured in Canada are reported here.
- Though habitat securement, enhancement and management are carried out with the goal of waterfowl population recovery and/or sustainability, these indicators do not specifically track waterfowl populations. For further information on waterfowl populations in Canada, see Environment Canada (2011).
- Though habitat secured through joint venture activities is based on conservation importance or “priority”, this indicator is simply a measure of the quantity of habitat secured with no specific reference to its state (e.g. pristine, requiring restoration). Within the habitat secured, some areas may require specific management activities for improvement or enhancement.
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