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

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UBC Press, Nov 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 346 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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Contents

The Genesis of Canadian Wildlife Conservation
3
2 Enforcing the Migratory Birds Convention Act
29
3 Working with Birds
57
4 Working with Mammals
96
5 Working with Fish
133
Protecting Space for Wildlife
149
7 Telling the Wildlife Story
176
8 Wildlife Toxicology
198
9 Endangered Species
227
Wildlife Governance
257
A Work in Progress
288
Notes
297
Index
323
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About the author (2011)

J. Alexander Burnett is a naturalist and freelance writer who has contributed dozens of popular articles on natural history and wildlife conservation topics to national and regional newspapers and periodicals.

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