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Providing information on species and ecosystems at risk CDC

The British Columbia Conservation Data Centre (CDC) systematically collects and disseminates information on plants, animals and ecosystems (ecological communities) at risk in British Columbia.

This information is compiled and maintained in a database that provides a centralized and scientific source of information on the status, locations and level of protection of these species and ecosystems.

The CDC is part of the Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Policy Division in the B.C. Ministry of Environment. It is also part of NatureServe Canada, a national organisation, and NatureServe, an international organisation of cooperating Conservation Data Centres and Natural Heritage Programs all using the same methodology to gather and exchange information on the threatened elements of biodiversity.

launch explorer BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer
launch ims CDC iMap


We are in the process of planning upgrades to BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer and would greatly appreciate your time to fill in a survey to ensure we capture your input.  The survey is anonymous and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey is open until December 11, 2015.


Learn about these tools and others, via the Data Search page.

*Shared pages (left menu) indicates pages shared with the Endangered Species and Ecosystems website

About the CDC
Check here for information about what the CDC is, why the CDC was established, who uses the CDC, and the advantages of the CDC approach.

What's New
Keep up with the latest CDC developments by checking our What's New page. Last updated June 2015.

Contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Find information about the standard methodology that the CDC uses.

Data Search
Access CDC data from various sources.

Data Submissions
Contribute to the CDC database.

Download relevant publications written by CDC staff.

Learn about conservation status ranking of ecological communities.

Find answers to common questions on the FAQ page in the Endangered Species and Ecosystems site.

Find definitions for terms on the Glossary page in the Endangered Species and Ecosystems site.

Related Links*
Find links to further related information on the Other Links page in the Endangered Species and Ecosystems site.