Critical Habitat of Species at Risk The Species at Risk (SAR) Program is responsible for carrying out DFO’s mandate under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect, recover and conserve all listed aquatic SAR in Canada. Critical habitat is identified for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Critical habitat is defined under section 2 of SARA as: "the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as the species' critical habitat in the recovery strategy or in an action plan for the species". Section 49(1)(a) of SARA requires that a species' Recovery Strategy/Action Plan include an identification of the species' critical habitat to the extent possible, based on the best available information, including information provided by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). SARA makes it illegal to destroy any part of the critical habitat of SAR and may impose restrictions on development and construction. Critical habitats were assembled by SARA regional biologists and recovery teams. They are designed to support the protection and recovery of species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Species at Risk Act. They are also described and displayed in species' Recovery Documents and Action Plans. 2017-07-21 2017-08-11 Fisheries and Oceans Canada info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologySpecies at riskCanadaDiadromous fishSea turtlesProtected speciesEndangered speciesFisheries managementFreshwater fishSalt water fishAquatic animalsWhalesMolluscsSciences DFO Species at Risk Critical Habitat 2017ESRI REST http://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/CriticalHabitat_Services/MapServer/0 Lhabitat essentiel MPO LEP 2017ESRI REST http://geoportal.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/CriticalHabitat_Services/MapServer/1 Detailed metadata with descriptions of data attributes (English)PDF http://geoportal-geoportail.gc.ca/data/Metadata_DFO_CriticalHabitat_EN.pdf Detailed metadata with descriptions of data attributes (French)PDF http://geoportal-geoportail.gc.ca/data/Metadonnees_MPO_LHabitatEssentiel_FR.pdf How to use Species at Risk Web Services (English)PDF http://geoportal-geoportail.gc.ca/data/How%20to%20use%20Species%20at%20Risk%20Web%20Services.pdf How to use Species at Risk Web Services (English)PDF http://geoportal-geoportail.gc.ca/data/Comment%20utiliser%20les%20services%20Web%20des%20esp%C3%A8ces%20en%20p%C3%A9ril.pdf

Critical Habitat of Species at Risk

The Species at Risk (SAR) Program is responsible for carrying out DFO’s mandate under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect, recover and conserve all listed aquatic SAR in Canada. Critical habitat is identified for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Critical habitat is defined under section 2 of SARA as: "the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as the species' critical habitat in the recovery strategy or in an action plan for the species". Section 49(1)(a) of SARA requires that a species' Recovery Strategy/Action Plan include an identification of the species' critical habitat to the extent possible, based on the best available information, including information provided by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). SARA makes it illegal to destroy any part of the critical habitat of SAR and may impose restrictions on development and construction. Critical habitats were assembled by SARA regional biologists and recovery teams. They are designed to support the protection and recovery of species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Species at Risk Act. They are also described and displayed in species' Recovery Documents and Action Plans.

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DFO Species at Risk Critical Habitat 2017 Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Lhabitat essentiel MPO LEP 2017 Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Detailed metadata with descriptions of data attributes (English) Guide PDF English Access
Detailed metadata with descriptions of data attributes (French) Guide PDF French Access
How to use Species at Risk Web Services (English) Guide PDF English Access
How to use Species at Risk Web Services (English) Guide PDF French Access

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Delivery Point: 200 Kent St Station 13E228

City: Ottawa

Administrative Area: Ontario

Postal Code: K1A 0E6

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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