A Passion for Wildlife: The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service

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UBC Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 331 pages
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A Passion for Wildlife chronicles the history of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the evolution of Canadian wildlife policy over its first half century. It presents the exploits and accomplishments of a group of men and women whose dedication to the ideals of science, conservation, and a shared vision of Canada as a country that treasures its natural heritage has earned them the respect of their profession around the world.

Drawing on interviews and anecdotes, personal correspondence, and the published record, the book addresses topics as varied as game law enforcement, field biology, habitat conservation, environmental education, toxicology, federal-provincial relations, and international diplomacy. Accessible to anyone interested in nature, it will appeal particularly to wildlife managers, scientists, naturalists, as well as students of biology, wildlife technology, and environmental studies.

 

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Dear CWS:
I have not read this book but I have never seen "A Passion for Wildlife: The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service" that I could get my teeth into. Why is the CWS doing nothing on the
Federal level to protect the Polar Bear along with the Climate Change, difficulty getting on SEA Ice, lack of Endangered classification as Americans are doing, and finally why for Heavens sake do you still allow Polar Bear Trophy Hunting by rich Americans? Please do not tell me that the Inuit and
First Nations are poor as they get all kinds of Federal dollars. I have never seen a document by CWS advocating Politacal Change. They may do some research but nothing is done to protect our Polar Bvears.
Rob Evans
151 Cliffwood Road
Toronto, Ontario
M2H 2E3
Feb. 13, 2011.
 

Contents

Enforcing the Migratory Birds Convention Act
29
Working with Birds
57
Working with Mammals
96
Working with Fish
133
Protecting Space for Wildlife
149
Telling the Wildlife Story
176
Wildlife Toxicology
198
Endangered Species
227
Wildlife Governance
257
Epilogue
288
Notes
297
Index
323
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J. Alexander Burnett is a naturalist and freelancewriter who has contributed dozens of popular articles on naturalhistory and wildlife conservation topics to national and regionalnewspapers and periodicals.

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