This dataset shows the known and previously reported location of rare plants and animals in Yukon Territory as mapped by the Yukon Conservation Data Centre. The Yukon Conservation Data Centre follows NatureServe methodology that depicts Element Occurrences (an area of land and/or water in which a species is or was present)(EO) as polygons. These polygons include locational uncertainty. The locational uncertainty incorporates inaccuracies that can be associated with the collection of location information, such as inaccurate GPSs or vague locational descriptions. Data are mapped at 1:50,000 or larger scale. A user manual describing the data can be found at https://mapservices.gov.yk.ca/geoyukon/Understanding_Yukon_Conservation_Data_Centre_Data.pdf . For detailed information about particular element occurrences, contact the Yukon Conservation Data Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 867-667-3684.
It is very important to note that the absence of mapped locations in an area of interest does not necessarily mean that there are no species of conservation concern present; only that there are none currently recorded in the database. A detailed assessment of the site conducted during the appropriate season by qualified biologists is the only way to confirm presence or absence of a species of conservation concern.
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