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Notice of permit
Regional or Local Number: SD2804
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SD2804 is issued.
Scientific research for the conservation of the species
Activity necessary or beneficial to the species
1. To approach the nests of Piping Plovers to monitor eggs and nestlings, and to erect protective, symbolic fencing. 2. To collect, possess and transport egg specimens and deceased bird specimens to testing facility for scientific research.3. Following a set of strict criteria outlined in the ‘Atlantic Canada Piping Plover Conservation Guidance Manual’ and in consultation with CWS, the following methods may be used to protect nests from flooding and from predators: sand-bagging or nest translocation and nest exclosures.
Start Date: 2017-05-17 End Date: 2017-08-31
Issuing Authority: Environment Canada
- Migratory Bird Convention Act
Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):
- Nova Scotia
A.Reasonable alternatives to the activity that would reduce the impact on species have been considered and the best solution has been adopted - The activities relate directly to the conservation and management of the species in the wild. There are no reasonable alternatives. Not conducting these activities could lead to nest loss from a variety of factors including human disturbance, flooding, nest abandonment and predation. The collection of specimens will have no impact on the species as the permit is for the possession of deceased birds and abandoned eggs, for scientific purposes only. B.Feasible measures will be taken to minimize the impact of activity on species or critical habitat or residence - In approaching Piping Plover nests for the purposes of monitoring nest sites and erecting fencing, all visits to the nesting areas are quick and careful to minimize stress and disruption. Where possible, all nests will be monitored from a distance so that the attending adult will not be flushed. All field workers have training or experience with this species. The removal of collected specimens from the nesting site for scientific research will have no impact to the species as all collections are of deceased individuals or abandoned eggs. Any disturbance to nesting areas caused by nest exclosure use will be minimized by following methods outlined in the Guidance manual. Increased nest abandonment and adult predation is possible at nests protected with exclosures and for this reason, nest exclosures will only be used if strict criteria are met, as per the ‘Atlantic Canada Piping Plover Conservation Guidance Manual’. These strict criteria ensure that the risk of abandonment and adult predation are minimized. C.Activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species - The activities relate directly to the conservation and management of the species in the wild and are designed to enhance the chance of survival and recovery of the Piping Plover in Atlantic Canada. The collection of specimens will have no impact to the species as all collections are of deceased individuals or abandoned eggs.
Canadian Wildlife Service - Atlantic Region
PO Box 6227
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