Collections of specimens form the basis of a permanent record of the fauna at a particular place and time. The specimens and their associated data can then be checked later for authentication or verification. They also may be useful to any future taxonomic studies. Therefore, collection of Odonata specimens is a very important aspect of the survey.
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.