Enviro Sci 2ei3 Lecture 3
What are Endemic Species?
Species that are found nowhere else on Earth
Canada 1-5 %
Need to protect Endangered Species Eg : Vancouver Island Marmot
Canada’s Record on Protecting its Biodiversity?
Problem: Tracking and assessing are easier said than done
Biodiversity in Canada:
About 140,000 species in Canada
Alien and Invasive Species:
Those found outside their normal habitat
500 Species of alien plants are now weeds
12% of the plants in Canada are not native in Canada
Eurasian water milfoil –