Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SINPR-2012-12853

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SINPR-2012-12853 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Deceased Roseate Tern specimens will be collected from Sable Island National Park Reserve and transported to the Atlantic Veterinary College to undergo necropsy and determination of cause of death. The purpose of this activity is to increase knowledge about mortality factors and threats to the endangered species.

Start Date: 2017-05-12   End Date: 2018-12-30

Issuing Authority: Parks Canada Agency

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act
  • Canada National Parks Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Nova Scotia

Affected Species:

a) The alternative to the proposed activity of carcass collection and necropsy is to leave the carcasses on site. There is little cost to the ecosystem of removing a few small number of carcasses and a great deal of knowledge about mortality factors and threats to the endangered species that may be gained by collecting the specimen and performing a necropsy; b) To mitigate impacts, time spent in or near the East Light tern colony on Sable Island will be kept to a minimum in order to reduce human disturbance to the colony and individual Roseate Terns that may be nesting there. If it is necessary to enter the East Light colony to collect a specimen, extreme caution will be taken to avoid trampling of tern nests while walking in vegetated areas; c) The proposed activity will have no impact on the population and will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. Since it involves collection of deceased individuals, the proposed activity will have no effect on the ability of the species to meet the population and distribution objectives outlined in the recovery strategy or the Sable Island species at risk site analysis.

Contact Person(s)
Darien Ure
Species Conservation Specialist
Parks Canada
1869 Upper Water St., Suite AH 201
Halifax, NS
B3J 1S9
Tel: 902-426-2747