David Yim, West Vancouver, Activity 2

Environment   Oct 21, 2019 by David Yim


- My local Natural History Museum is the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Vancouver Aquarium.

- The biome my city belongs to is the temperate rainforest. 

- Some of the notable organisms in my area are orcas, black bears, Vancouver Island marmots and salmons.

- The biodiversity in my area is strong compared to other parts of Canada, yet is decreasing due to human activities and invasive species. 


- The most endangered animal in my area is the Vancouver Island marmot

- What did you notice was missing from the records? 

     I found that there was many data missing from the records. Some of the species didn't have their red list category due to insufficient data. Some species had assessments as long as 15 years ago, resulting in no data at all. For some of the critically endangered organisms, some details for them were missing. For example, the  Eulemur mongoz  was missing its number of mature individuals and the number of locations it lives

-  Why are these records important?

     These records are important because it helps us keep track of our local/global biodiversity and manage them. Without these records, we would not know if the biodiversity in our area is strong or weak, and not know which organisms are in critical danger of extinction. With these records, we can easily keep track of endangered species and choose the most efficient biodiversity strategy fitting the situation. These records are also available to the public, raising alertness on biodiversity to people who encounter the record.

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Rachael Bell-Irving
Oct 29, 2019

Nicely highlighted David. Has your analysis and opinions changed at all now that we've heard a bit more about biodiversity from researchers? 

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