Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast
Ornithologists study wild birds to fill the need and desire to understand the lives of birds in natural environments. Although some studies of wild birds take place in laboratories and aviaries, a growing number of studies of fundamental scientific issues such as behavioral ecology and ecophysiology are conducted on wild animals under natural conditions, as scientists have come to understand the limitations of laboratory and captive work in those areas.
For the most up to date information regarding guidelines and regulatory requirements for various species and ecological communities at risk in BC, please contact the relevant staff with the Province of BC, Environment Canada, Pacific Region or the Species at Risk Program of the Ecosystems Management Branch, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region. Detailed contact information can be found on our CONTACT page.