Parks Canada Agency-NatureServe Canada Partnership
Since 2004, Parks Canada (PCA) has had an active partnership with NatureServe Canada (NSC) and NatureServe (NS). This partnership was built out of the mutual interest in using sound scientifically-based methods, tools and information to support biodiversity conservation focused on tracking the status and location of at risk species and ecosystems. The PCA-NSC-NS partnership includes the sharing and development of species data, conservation expert collaborations, and collaborative development of tools to support PCA species protection efforts under the Species at Risk Act.
This long-time collaboration has fostered a better understanding of wildlife in Canada and, in turn, better decision-making to protect it.
Parks Canada, a department agency of the Canadian federal government, is the country’s largest landholder overseeing 46 national parks, four National Marine Conservation Areas, and 168 historic sites. All together, these sites comprise roughly 4 percent of Canada’s landmass—and more than half of the country’s 700 species at risk.
For more information, and a detailed presentation about this partnership go to: http://www.natureserve.org/natureserve-network/canada/key-activities/par....
See section below for the final step in registering to be a NatureServe Certified Data User under the Data Sharing Agreement between Parks Canada and NatureServe Canada.
Final step for becoming a NatureServe Certified Data User
By submitting your contact information below you acknowledge that you have viewed all four Data Use Training videos, completed the cooresponding Data Use Training quizzes, and read and understand the terms of the Data Sharing Agreement between NatureServe Canada and Parks Canada provided as a PDF on the right side of this page.
Once you submit your contact information below, you will be registered as a NatureServe Certified Data User, and are responsible for following the terms of the Data Sharing Agreement between NatureServe Canada and Parks Canada provided as a PDF on the right side of this page. In addition, once you submit your contact information below you will be provided with instruction on how to access species data developed by NatureServe, NatureServe Canada, and the network of Canadian network programs.