Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #11-125
August 17, 2011

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Fish and wildlife report highlights ‘learning by doing’

WHITEHORSE—As part of ongoing efforts to inform Yukoners about developments in fish and wildlife research, the Yukon government has published Fish and Wildlife Branch Highlights 2010, acting Environment Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.

“This report shows the diversity of work undertaken by Environment Yukon and its partners over the past year, from moose to mice, and from public participation in projects, to wildlife management coordination,” Minister Taylor said. “It shows how ‘learning by doing’ is the basis of the adaptive management approach used in Yukon.”

The 20 page report provides highlights for more than 50 projects and shows how ongoing monitoring and periodic evaluations help the government respond to shifting conditions and circumstances.

The report also notes the technical reports and Wildlife Viewing Program brochures released in the last year.

The public can view the highlights report online or obtain a copy from Environment Yukon offices. Also available online is the Fish and Wildlife Branch Projects 2011-2012 report which summarizes projects now underway.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca 
Nancy Campbell
Communications, Environment
867-456-6794
nancy.campbell@gov.yk.ca

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