[Book review] A passion for wildlife: The history of the Canadian Wildlife Service

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Abstract

This intimate historical account was contracted in 1996 by Environment Canada to naturalist-writer Burnett, who interviewed more than 120 present and former Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) employees of the 1947–1997 period. Each of the 10 chapters addresses a major topic, followed by a brief account of the chief activities of a five-year period. For example, chapter 1 is on “The Genesis of the Canadian Wildlife Service,” followed by highlights of the 1947–1952 period: “Setting the Wildlife Agenda.” The other nine chapters cover the history of enforcement; work with birds, mammals, and fish; habitats; education; toxicology; endangered species; and legislation.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title [Book review] A passion for wildlife: The history of the Canadian Wildlife Service
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.1642/0004-8038(2004)121%5B0273%3AAPFWTH%5D2.0.CO%3B2
Volume 121
Issue 1
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 273
Last page 275
Public Comments Review of: A Passion for Wildlife: The History of the Canadian Wildlife Service. J. Alexander Burnett. 2003. UBC Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. xiii + 331 pp., 66 photos. ISBN 0-7748-0960-4, cloth. 0-7748-0961-2, paper. Cloth.