Peripheral species are those that are at the edge of their range, often barely crossing the line into a political jurisdiction. Formerly, the process for listing species in British Columbia prevented peripheral species from becoming candidates for threatened and endangered status. Reasons for changing this policy include patterns of species collapse, historical importance of peripheral species in recovery planning, and genetic, evolutionary, and biodiversity considerations.
Fraser, David F.. 1999. Species at the Edge: The Case for Listing of "Peripheral" Species (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks; University College of the Cariboo. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: peripheral species, species collapse
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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