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Canada's unique species found nowhere else on earth, reports Dan Kraus

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Canada's unique species found nowhere else on earth, reports Dan Kraus

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Jun 2020, 08:11 pm

Ottawa/IBNS:  308 species, subspecies, and varieties of plants and animals which are uniquely Canadian, are found nowhere else on the planet, said a new report released Jun 4 by Dan Kraus, a senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NSC) and a lead author of the report on endemic species, media reports said.

The highest numbers of endemic plants and animals said the report was found in .B.C., Quebec, Alberta, and Yukon.

NSC is Canada's leading national land conservation non-profit organization, with a goal to protect natural areas that sustain plants and wildlife, prioritizing endemic species.

NSC partnered with NatureServe Canada, part of an international network that collects and distributes conservation data.

Uniquely Canadian species include mammals such as the eastern wolf, Vancouver Island marmot, wood bison, and Peary caribou; birds such as the Pacific Steller's jay; and fish such as the Banff longnose face, Atlantic whitefish, and Vancouver lamprey, the Maritime ringlet butterfly and the Yukon golden weed.

The report also said only 10 percent of these species are considered to be globally secure.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

 

 

Canada's unique species found nowhere else on earth, reports Dan Kraus

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