Foul and loathsome creatures: R62-98/1976E-PDF

"National Parks of Canada conducted extensive surveys of the reptile and amphibian populations of Ontario's three most southerly parks: Point Pelee National Park, St. Lawrence Islands National Park and Georgian Bay Islands National Park during the summers of 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975. The intent was to determine the status of herptiles in these parks and to suggest methods of preserving their populations. The results of these surveys combined with the seasonal observations of the park naturalist staff, revealed that together, these three parks contained the most diversified herptile fauna of any national park in Canada. It was also found that this diversity was very representative of Ontario's herpetofauna. Furthermore, a greater variety of herptiles exists here than in any other place in Canada. As is the case in the rest of the province, some species had already disappearedand others were seriously threatened. One final conclusion of the study was that a prime element in the preservation of herptiles is the education of the public. This book is an introduction to these harmless and beneficial creatures"--Introd., p. 1.

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Title Foul and loathsome creatures
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Historical publication digitized from print in 2017.
Date c1976.
Number of Pages 58 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R62-98/1976E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number QS-C011-000-EE-A1
Subject Terms Reptiles, Amphibians