Volume 1 – Issue 1

The 2005 Canadian Peregrine Falcon Survey

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

Author Geoffrey L. HOLROYD and Ursula BANASCH Correspondence: Geoff Holroyd, Environment Canada, Room 200, 4999-98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2X3 Canada. Email: geoffrey.holroyd@ec.gc.ca Received 22 February 2012 – Accepted 20 August 2012 Abstract National surveys of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) have been conducted in Canada every five years since 1970. During the eighth survey in 2005, 22 areas in 9 provinces and three territories were searched for the three peregrine subspecies. Within the continental F. p. anatum range, territorial Peregrine Falcons occupied 508 sites. As in...

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Polar Bear-human Conflicts: State of Knowledge and Research Needs

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Author Douglas A. CLARK, Floris M. Van BEEST and Ryan K. BROOK Correspondence: Douglas A. Clark, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5C8 Canada. Email: d.clark@usask.ca Received 5 March 2012 – Accepted 13 August 2012. Abstract Knowledge of the biophysical and social factors influencing conflicts between people and Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) across the circumpolar north is incomplete and insufficient to guide management. We reviewed the peer-reviewed literature and government reports on Polar Bear-human...

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Lessons Learned During the Recovery of the Peregrine Falcon in Canada

Posted on Aug 1, 2012

Author Geoffrey L. HOLROYD and David M. BIRD Correspondence: Geoff Holroyd, Environment Canada, Room 200, 4999-98 Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6B 2X3. Email: geoffrey.holroyd@ec.gc.ca Received 22 February 2012 – Accepted 1 August 2012. Abstract The recovery of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Canada has spanned almost half a century. The demise of the Peregrine Falcon in North America and Europe was caused by the organochlorine pesticide, DDT. Once this pesticide was banned and captive breeding techniques were improved, large numbers of young falcons were released across southern Canada...

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Why a new scientific journal on wildlife in Canada?

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

Author Gilbert PROULX, Editor Alpha Wildlife Research & Management Ltd., 229 Lilac Terrace, Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 1W3, Canada. Email: gproulx@alphawildlife.ca Editorial Canada is the second largest country of the world after Russia. It encompasses 15 ecozones, 25 per cent of the world’s wetlands and boreal forests, and a diversity of landscapes reaching the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. It is home to hundreds of wildlife species distributed across coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, mountains and prairies, lakes, rivers, wetlands, muskegs, and marine environments. Despite...

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The Least Weasel, Mustela nivalis, An Orphan Small Carnivore Species in Canada

Posted on Jun 15, 2012

Author Gilbert PROULX, Editor Alpha Wildlife Research & Management Ltd., 229 Lilac Terrace, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1W3 Canada. Email: gproulx@alphawildlife.ca Received 12 January 2012 – Accepted 15 June 2012. Abstract The Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) is the smallest carnivore of Canada. Although it is found in many regions of the country, no ecological studies were conducted on this species. I found 17 papers published on this species in Canada from 1901 to 2012, and most of them (76.5 %) were published before 1960 and reported on the distribution of the species. The absence of...

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