Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: KNP-EA-2017-002

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. KNP-EA-2017-002 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

Little Brown Myotis roost in the attic of an office building in Kluane National Park and Reserve. At times when bats die of natural causes, carcasses are found in the building. These are sent to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative for disease testing. Six carcasses were recently found. Parks Canada intends to keep two for education and outreach purposes, towards conservation and recovery of the species. The remaining four carcasses found will be sent for White-nose Syndrome testing.

Start Date: 2017-06-08   End Date: 2027-06-30

Issuing Authority: Parks Canada Agency

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act
  • Canada National Parks Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Yukon

Affected Species:

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: No adverse impacts to the species are anticipated, because the bats died of natural causes and are being collected opportunistically. Replicas of bats and/or bat photos could be used but would not be as effective as allowing the public to see what the species looks like in real life. Carcasses could be disposed of and not sent for disease testing but that would hinder knowledge about the health of the species in the park. 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: Parks Canada’s Standard on Bat Management (March 2017 draft) will be followed to ensure that there are no adverse effects to roosts and/or other individuals in the area. Four of the six bats collected will be sent for White Nose Syndrome testing, if the test is negative the two bats retained for Outreach purposes will be used in educational programs on conservation and recovery of the species. c)The activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species: There are no anticipated adverse effects to roosts and/or live bats; therefore, the activity will not jeopardize survival or recovery of the species. In addition, the education and outreach activities that the carcasses will be used in will serve to promote survival and recovery of the species.

Contact Person(s)
Parks Canada
Species Conservation and Management
Natural Resource Conservation
Parks Canada
30 Victoria Street 3rd floor
Gatineau, QC
J8X 0B3
Tel: 888-773-8888
Fax: 819-420-9273

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