Appropriately trained and equipped personnel are required to carry out immobilization of various wildlife species in research and operational situations. Training sessions must be organized, drugs and equipment acquired and distributed and adequate records be collected and maintained.
Maintain trained and equipped wildlife immobilization teams in regions and at Wildlife Division. Maintain adequate records.
Train and equip immobilization teams in regions and at Wildlife Division, through basic training courses, and on-going information dissemination and refresher courses as required. Acquire necessary drugs and establish and maintain record keeping system.
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables Regional Services, Canadian Parks Service, Acadia University (ACWCB), Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians.
Trained teams in all regions and at Wildlife Division. Other personnel trained at various locations but not fully equipped.
Immobilization reports compiled and forwarded to Wildlife Division. Raw data and summary tables maintained in paper and/or electronic format.
Continue. Service essential to operational and research programs.