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Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring in British Columbia: Problems and Potential Benefits (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk) Bishop, C.
1999
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Abstract: Monitoring for species diversity and relative abundance is a long-term proposition. It can also be a relatively expensive one. However, dependable government funding commitments to museums and public wildlife agencies that would be expected to carry out this work, have only diminished in the recent past. Consequently, today the resources are largely unavailable to adequately carry out this vital work in the long-term and on a large scale. Without the required data that defines species, populations and their relation to habitat, effective and comprehensive conservation efforts are next to impossible. In light of this, a trend has developed in Canada and elsewhere during the 1990s to rely less upon governments and to shift attention increasingly towards alternative sources of funding and manpower. Programs are now in place where specialists in amphibian and reptile biology enlist and co-ordinate teams of volunteers who conduct basic population surveys in and around their own communities...
 
Bishop, C., Orchard, S.A.. 1999. Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring in British Columbia: Problems and Potential Benefits (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 1
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: amphibian, reptile, monitoring, management
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Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
 
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