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2016 Taxonomy, Classification and Rank Updates

 The CDC just released its annual rank and taxonomy update announcement. Please find attached the full announcement and the information below from the BC Conservation Data Center.


 2016 Taxonomy, Classification and Rank Updates

The 2016 CDC changes to taxonomy and Provincial Conservation Status Ranks for species, and changes in classification and Provincial Conservation Status Ranks for ecological communities are now available through BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer (BCSEE). 

Details of the 2016 taxonomic, classification, and rank changes can be found on the Endangered Species and Ecosystems Changes web page http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/atrisk/changes.htm.

Please make use of our web tools to access information on species and ecosystems at risk!

BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer - Through this application you can generate lists of provincial species and ecological communities; conduct searches based on a number of criteria options, including conservation or legal status, and spatial distribution; print your results, or download them to Excel; and access related reports and documents.

CDC iMap - Use our customised iMap to view mapped known locations (occurrences) of species and ecosystems at risk and print occurrence records.

DataBC - Download shapefiles of CDC mapped occurrences through the DataBC Data Distribution Service.

Species and Ecosystems Information Portal - This site guides you to search for or submit information relating to B.C.’s animals, plants and ecosystems.

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