In 1993, British Columbia’s dragonflies and damselflies (Order Odonata) were listed and ranked as to their conservation status in the province, based upon the knowledge at the time. Inventory efforts were then focused on the species considered at risk, in order to more accurately determine their status and to identify specific sites for conservation. For 3 years, surveys were conducted in 5 regions of the province: the northeast corner, the Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, and the Columbia Basin. During the course of these surveys, known ranges of many species were extended, knowledge of habitat requirements increased, and 3 new species were confirmed for the province. While many of the targeted species were found only sparsely or not at all, a number of them were discovered to be more abundant than previously thought, and their conservation ranks were changed accordingly.
Ramsay, Leah, Cannings, Sydney G.. 1999. Dragonflies at Risk in British Columbia (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 1
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: dragonfly, inventory, Odonata
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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