Notice of permit
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Regional or Local Number: 10559 AG (ext.1)
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. 10559 AG (ext.1) is issued.
Scientific research for the conservation of the species
Capture and mark migratory birds.
Start Date: 2016-05-14 End Date: 2016-12-31
Issuing Authority: Environment Canada
- Species at Risk Act
Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):
- Newfoundland and Labrador
a. All reasonable alternatives to the activity that would reduce the impact on the species have been considered and the best solution has been adopted. b. All feasible measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the activity on the species or its critical habitat or the residences of its individuals, and c. The activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. 1. Collection of these data requires that individuals be uniquely marked. A strict protocol is in place which minimizes disturbance to birds and their habitat. Alternatives are not as reliable, and more stressful to birds. 2. There are well-established techniques for capturing and marking birds. When done by qualified individuals banding is one of the safest protocols. 3. Stress to birds will be minimized by: a. using appropriate capture methods for the species; b. immediately remove birds upon capture; c. minimizing handling time; d. operate only in favorable climatic conditions; e. birds will be processed only by well trained, experienced personnel who hold active bird banding permits; f. habitat will be disturbed as little as possible. 4. All staff and collaborators are experienced, hold banding permits. If any impact of banding is noted, marking will be stopped immediately and problems reported to the Bird Banding Office and the recovery team. However, as mentioned above this is a proven technique with minimal opportunities for impact. 5. Yes, the capturing and handling of the birds will be conducted by qualified individuals with banding permits.
Other Relevant Information:
Bird Banding Office
Canadian Wildlife Service
National Wildlife Research Centre
Raven Road (on campus)