Development of Scientifically-based Guidelines for Viewing Seabirds
Seabird nest and roost sites are important to maintenance of BC’s biodiversity and many of the important nest colonies are protected in Ecological Reserves and Parks.
Disturbance to wildlife is a major issue that park and wildlife managers routinely face, yet information to assess threat is often not available, —-Need to set guidelines based on empirical data
• Reasonable,easily understood, and effective guidelines will ensure that wildlife-viewing is both an enriching and ecologically sustainable activity
Trudy Chatwin Ministry of Environment Royal Roads University.
PDF of Power Point.trudy_chatwin_seabird_viewing_guidelines