Significant Species and Habitats Database
Significant habitats include:
- Sites where species-at-risk can be found and/or
- Sites where unusually large concentrations of wildlife occur and/or
- Habitats that are rare in the province
The maps and database only include sites known to staff of the Department of Natural Resources or sites that have been supplied by knowledgeable naturalists, museums, universities, the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre and other government departments. The maps and database are not the results of a thorough survey and should not be considered a list of all the significant habitats in Nova Scotia. You can submit sites you know for possible inclusion in the map and database by completing a report form.
For more information about these sites, please contact the regional biologist servicing your area of interest through your local office of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. A use and distribution policy document is available in WordPerfect 6.1 format (2.6 MB).
You will need either Netscape 4.75 and above or Internet Explorer 5.0 and above to access the maps and database. For more information and assistance using the application please contact Lawrence Benjamin.
View Significant Species and Habitats Maps and Data Base
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