Atlantic Canada Critical Habitat Data

Atlantic Canada Critical Habitat Data Critical habitat for various species in Atlantic Canada for which Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible can be downloaded. There are six species for which critical habitat has been mapped in Atlantic Canada, but for various reasons are not being shared publicly. For the six listed below please contact ec.atlcatalogueinfo.ec@canada.ca for availability: 1. Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) 2. Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) 3. Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginipennis) 4. Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) 5. Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) 6. Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus) This dataset displays the geographic areas within which critical habitat for terrestrial species at risk, listed on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), occurs in Atlantic Canada. Note that this includes only terrestrial species and species for which Environment and Climate Change Canada is the lead. However, not all of the area within these boundaries is necessarily critical habitat. To precisely define what constitutes critical habitat for a particular species it is essential that this geo-spatial information be considered in conjunction with the information provided in a species’ recovery document. Recovery documents are available from the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry (http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca). The recovery documents contain important information about the interpretation of the geo-spatial information, especially regarding the biological and environmental features (“biophysical attributes”) that complete the definition of a species’ critical habitat. Each species’ dataset is part of a larger collection of critical habitat data for all terrestrial species in Atlantic Canada that is available for download. The collection includes critical habitat as it is depicted in final recovery documents. It is important to note that recovery documents, and therefore critical habitat, may be amended from time to time. Also, new species can be added to Schedule 1 of SARA and thus new critical habitat described when additional recovery documents are posted on the SAR Public Registry. As critical habitat is amended, this dataset will be updated; however the SAR Public Registry (http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca) should always be considered the definitive source for critical habitat information. Critical habitat is defined in the federal Species at Risk Act (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 action plan for the species”. Critical habitat identification alone is not an automatic “protection” designation. Federal or non-federal laws or bylaws may be in place to provide protection. 2022-02-22 Environment and Climate Change Canada ec.atlcatalogueinfo.ec@canada.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and Technologycritical habitat; Atlantic Region; species at risk; endangered; threatened; Schedule 1; COSEWIC; SARA; wildlifeNature and Biodiversity - HabitatProtect Species Well-BeingAssess Status of SpeciesAtlanticWildlife View ECCC Data Mart (English)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/species/assess/atlantic-canada-critical-habitat-data View ECCC Data Mart (French)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/species/assess/atlantic-canada-critical-habitat-data?lang=fr CriticalHabitatAlantic_HabitatEnPerilAtlantiqueESRI REST https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique/MapServer/0 CriticalHabitatAlantic_HabitatEnPerilAtlantiqueESRI REST https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique/MapServer/0 WMSWMS https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=21&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html WMSWMS https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=21&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique.gdb.zipFGDB/GDB http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/species/assess/atlantic-canada-critical-habitat-data/CriticalHabitatAlanticHabitatEnPerilAtlantique.gdb.zip

Critical habitat for various species in Atlantic Canada for which Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible can be downloaded. There are six species for which critical habitat has been mapped in Atlantic Canada, but for various reasons are not being shared publicly. For the six listed below please contact ec.atlcatalogueinfo.ec@canada.ca for availability:

  1. Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

  2. Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus)

  3. Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginipennis)

  4. Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)

  5. Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis)

  6. Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus)

This dataset displays the geographic areas within which critical habitat for terrestrial species at risk, listed on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), occurs in Atlantic Canada. Note that this includes only terrestrial species and species for which Environment and Climate Change Canada is the lead. However, not all of the area within these boundaries is necessarily critical habitat. To precisely define what constitutes critical habitat for a particular species it is essential that this geo-spatial information be considered in conjunction with the information provided in a species’ recovery document. Recovery documents are available from the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry (http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca). The recovery documents contain important information about the interpretation of the geo-spatial information, especially regarding the biological and environmental features (“biophysical attributes”) that complete the definition of a species’ critical habitat.

Each species’ dataset is part of a larger collection of critical habitat data for all terrestrial species in Atlantic Canada that is available for download. The collection includes critical habitat as it is depicted in final recovery documents. It is important to note that recovery documents, and therefore critical habitat, may be amended from time to time. Also, new species can be added to Schedule 1 of SARA and thus new critical habitat described when additional recovery documents are posted on the SAR Public Registry. As critical habitat is amended, this dataset will be updated; however the SAR Public Registry (http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca) should always be considered the definitive source for critical habitat information.

Critical habitat is defined in the federal Species at Risk Act (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 action plan for the species”. Critical habitat identification alone is not an automatic “protection” designation. Federal or non-federal laws or bylaws may be in place to provide protection.

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