What You Cand Do

Canadian Wildlife - - WILD THINGS -

Vir­tu­ally every tur­tle con­ser­va­tion project we pro­filed in this ar­ti­cle de­pends on lo­cal vol­un­teers: they couldn’t ac­com­plish any­thing with­out am­a­teur nest mon­i­tor­ing, at-risk di­ver­sions, lob­by­ing and other es­sen­tial ac­tiv­i­ties. Re­port­ing sight­ings is a huge part of any suc­cess­ful cam­paign to save tur­tles and the more eyes on the look­out the bet­ter. Some prov­inces have cen­tral­ized data­bases with some high-tech so­lu­tions: the On­tario Rep­tile and Am­phib­ian At­las, for in­stance, has both an on­line pres­ence and an app for quick easy ways to re­port all sight­ings. This ini­tia­tive, and oth­ers like it across the coun­try, are not emer­gency re­sponse ser­vices but do play vi­tal roles in de­ci­sion-mak­ing, plan­ning, and al­lo­cat­ing re­sources for road mit­i­ga­tion and other cru­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. And you can sub­mit your ob­ser­va­tions to inat­u­ral­ist.ca as well. With mul­ti­ple pro­grams and re­sources, the Cana­dian Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion web­site (cwf-fcf.org) is an ex­cel­lent place to start.

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