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Critical Habitat Identification Toolbox

Under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), critical habitat (CH) is the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species, and that is identified as CH in a recovery strategy or action plan. This CH Identification Toolbox is intended to be used by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) recovery practitioners and those who work with ECCC in the development of recovery documents where CH identification is required.

ECCC  invites you to familiarize yourself with the process by which ECCC identifies critical habitat for endangered and threatened species.


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Recovery Planning
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St.Joseph blvd.
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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