Fisheries and Land Resources

Publications - Wildlife

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Our Wildlife

The Wildlife Division's online newsletter includes news about recent initiatives in wildlife research and management, and upcoming activities and events at the Wildlife Division.  Our Wildlife also takes a look back at Newfoundland and Labrador's natural history by highlighting relevant historical books and articles.

Natural Balance

This newspaper advertisement, published during Canadian Environment Week 2009, explains the differences between woodland caribou biology and management on insular Newfoundland and in Labrador, and highlights the results of some of the Department of Environment & Conservation's research efforts under the Caribou Strategy

Natural Balance: Woodland Caribou (1.9 MB)

The Wildlife Division consists of five sections that work together to help maintain the natural balance of wildlife species on Newfoundland and Labrador's landscape. This newspaper advertisement, published during Canadian Environment Week 2009, outlines the responsibilities of each of each section.

Natural Balance: Wildlife Management in NL (2.3 MB)

Living with Wildlife in Newfoundland & Labrador

We share this province with wildlife. From time to time, wild animals will venture into communities and cabin areas. Your actions will affect your own safety and the behaviour of wildlife. Learn more about what to do if you encounter a black bear or coyote near your community.

Caribou and Predator Ecology and Biology

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is undertaking a five-year Caribou Strategy to investigate possible causes of the recent woodland caribou decline on the Island of Newfoundland.

Many factors contribute to the cycle of wildlife population growth and decline, including disease, predation, and habitat loss, fragmentation or degradation. The Wildlife Division has produced a series of posters focusing on the biology and ecology of Woodland Caribou (1.7 MB) and some of the province's predator species, including Black Bear (2 MB), Canada Lynx (1.7 MB) and Eastern Coyote (1.4 MB). We're highlighting the unique nature of these species and the niches they occupy on Newfoundland and Labrador's landscape.

Posters are available to download in PDF format. Please contact the Wildlife Division at (709) 637-2025 for further information or to order hard copy posters for placement in schools or other public places.

SSAC annual report 2008-09

The Species Status Advisory Committee (SSAC) was established under the Endangered Species Act, which was passed Dec. 13, 2001. Access the SSAC's 2008-09 annual report. (705 KB)

Newfoundland Rare Plant Project

The Newfoundland Rare Plant Project is a multi-partner effort to update and augment data on the rare vascular plants of the Island of Newfoundland, in support of plant conservation activities.

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Wildlife Biology, Management and Harvest Strategies

Hunting is an important and valued tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Wildlife Division has produced a series of brochures highlighting the biology, management policies, and harvest techniques related to big and small game species.

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Exotic and Invasive Alien Species

Informational material has been developed to educate the public on exotic and invasive alien species (IAS) issues. Several brochures, pamphlets and posters were published to highlighted current regulations and to suggest how the public at large could prevent the spread of exotic and IAS in the province. To access material, please visit Exotic and Invasive Alien Species.

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Exotic and Alien Invasive Species

2008 Exotic and Invasive Alien Species Workshop



National and Provincial Initiatives

Research and Knowledge

Roles and Responsibilities

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Species at Risk





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Species Status Advisory Committee

Annual Reports

Species Status Reports

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Hunting, Trapping, Angling

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Newfoundland Rare Plant Project

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