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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SARA-PNR-2008-0097

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-PNR-2008-0097 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

The purpose of this study is to confirm the presence of this moth on the Suffield National Wildlife Area. The gold-edged gem is a diurnal species. Suitable habitat will be approached during daylight hours on foot and searched for host plants. Host plants will then be approached and searched for moths. In most instances, we expect to be able to observe and photograph gold-edged gem while perched on their host plant. A standard butterfly net will be used when circumstances preclude identification without capture. No individual moths will be killed or otherwise collected. We estimate to capture a maximum of 5 moths for identification. All moths will be released within minutes of capture.

Start Date: 2008-08-05   End Date: 2008-09-30

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Alberta

Affected Species:

No moths will be harmed or killed. This is the best means to survey for this moth. The intent is to photograph moths to obtain a positive identification rather than capture them. Any moths that are captured will be released within minutes of capture. Care will be taken to not step on or harm host plants.

Contact Person(s)
Canadian Wildlife Service
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: (867) 975-4633
Fax: (867) 975-4645