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A Passion for Wildlife

The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service

A Passion for Wildlife chronicles the history of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the evolution of Canadian wildlife policy over its first half century. It presents the exploits and accomplishments of a group of men and women whose dedication to the ideals of science, conservation, and a shared vision of Canada as a country that treasures its natural heritage has earned them the respect of their profession around the world.

346 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jane Foster


1 Exercising Dominion: The Genesis of Canadian Wildlife Conservation

1947-52: Setting the Wildlife Service Agenda

2 Enforcing the Migratory Birds Convention Act

1952-57: Staking Out the Territory

3 Working with Birds

1957-62: A Broader Mission

4 Working with Mammals

1962-67: Building a National Wildlife Program

5 Working with Fish

1967-72: Emergence of Environment Canada

6 Habitat Programs: Protecting Space for Wildlife

1972-77: Regionalization

7 Telling the Wildlife Story

1977-82: Consolidation

8 Wildlife Toxicology

1982-87: Building Partnerships

9 Endangered Species

1987-92: Going Green

10 Defining the Rules: Wildlife Governance

1992-97: The Challenges of Change

Epilogue: The Canadian Wildlife Service – A Work in Progress



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