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Providing the                                                  scientific basis                                            ...
Who We Are             NatureServe Canada is a network of conservation             data centres and natural heritage progr...
NatureServe                           Nine conservation data centres (CDCs)                           • Atlantic Canada CD...
Mission and Goals                                                               GOAL 2                    GOAL 1          ...
Conservation Data                       Centre Activities                       • Coordinate and conduct field surveys and ...
How does NatureServe Canada                       add value?Monday, 25 March, 13
Develop and consistently apply          methods and standards          ‣ Science-based methods and standards              ...
NatureServe’s Business          Processes and ToolsMonday, 25 March, 13
NatureServe’s Business          Processes and ToolsMonday, 25 March, 13
NatureServe’s Business          Processes and Tools                       Refine Core      Promote      Conduct data    Ide...
NatureServe’s Business          Processes and Tools                       Refine Core      Promote      Conduct data    Ide...
NatureServe’s Business          Processes and Tools                       Kestrel   Biotics   Explorer   Vista            ...
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Monday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
Status of Invasive Alien Species Data & Information Systems in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
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Status of Alien Invasive Species Information in Canada

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This is a presentation to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the results of the Survey "Status of AIS information in Canada". The results shown are raw data.

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Status of Alien Invasive Species Information in Canada

  1. 1. Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action An Introduction to NatureServe Canada Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity January 20th.. 2013 Doug Hyde Hans HerrmannMonday, 25 March, 13
  2. 2. Who We Are NatureServe Canada is a network of conservation data centres and natural heritage programs across the country ‣ Experts committed to a consistent set of science-based methods and standards ‣ These support the collection, processing and sharing of biodiversity information ‣ This information supports conservation action NatureServe Canada supports international vegetation classification standards.Monday, 25 March, 13
  3. 3. NatureServe Nine conservation data centres (CDCs) • Atlantic Canada CDC (PEI, NS, NB and Newfoundland and Labrador) Canada Network • Centre de données sur le patrimoine naturel du Québec • Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre • Manitoba CDC • Saskatchewan CDC • Alberta CIMS • British Columbia CDC • Yukon CDC • NWT CDC Invest $6 million annually Standards and consistent methods Data aggregated on a national basis Membership expandingMonday, 25 March, 13
  4. 4. Mission and Goals GOAL 2 GOAL 1 Build Conservation Advance Scientific Capacity Understanding Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action GOAL 3 Inform Natural Resource DecisionsMonday, 25 March, 13
  5. 5. Conservation Data Centre Activities • Coordinate and conduct field surveys and inventories for rare and threatened species and ecological communities • Collect, manage, analyze and distribute detailed locality and status data • Some programs directly manage natural areas information, invasive alien species information • Act as primary data custodians • Provide data access at provincial/territorial level • Support environmental reviews, assessments (COSEWIC and General Status) and planningMonday, 25 March, 13
  6. 6. How does NatureServe Canada add value?Monday, 25 March, 13
  7. 7. Develop and consistently apply methods and standards ‣ Science-based methods and standards allow data to aggregated, compared and shared ‣ Standardized “elements” - based on common taxonomy (species, ecological) ‣ Standardized “occurrences” - based on processing of primary observational data ‣ Standardized “ranks” - based on assessments using consistent criteria ‣ The only comprehensive national database on species at risk in CanadaMonday, 25 March, 13
  8. 8. NatureServe’s Business Processes and ToolsMonday, 25 March, 13
  9. 9. NatureServe’s Business Processes and ToolsMonday, 25 March, 13
  10. 10. NatureServe’s Business Processes and Tools Refine Core Promote Conduct data Identify user Connect Heritage Observational processing needs, build Apply data to zoologists, Methods; Data steps, data web and modelling, and botanists, Conduct Standards; enhancements other other multi- ecologists, Natural Develop data and information variate data Heritage sharing apply mapping sharing analysis managers, Training agreements standards services developersMonday, 25 March, 13
  11. 11. NatureServe’s Business Processes and Tools Refine Core Promote Conduct data Identify user Connect Heritage Observational processing needs, build Apply data to zoologists, Methods; Data steps, data web and modelling, and botanists, Conduct Standards; enhancements other other multi- ecologists, Natural Develop data and information variate data Heritage sharing apply mapping sharing analysis managers, Training agreements standards services developersMonday, 25 March, 13
  12. 12. NatureServe’s Business Processes and Tools Kestrel Biotics Explorer Vista Hand Web Land- Taxi Services Held ScopeMonday, 25 March, 13
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