Providing information on
species and ecosystems at risk
The British Columbia Conservation Data Centre
(CDC) systematically collects and disseminates information on
plants, animals and ecosystems (ecological communities) at risk in
This information is compiled and maintained in a computerized database which provides a centralized and scientific
source of information on the status, locations and level of
protection of these organisms 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.
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