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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

Table 2.  Implementation schedule of the action items listed in Table 1.  Shaded boxes indicate proposed year of implementation.

Population Management - Action ItemsSection/ LeadOther20062007200820092010
Maintain and enforce hunting banCWSProvincesOngoing
Development of a monitoring strategy, and data presentation formatCWSAll jurisdictionsDevelop StrategyImplement Strategy   
Dynamic population modelCWS  Determine Data GapsDevelop model  
Delineation of management unitsCWS Ongoing
Ensure publication and/or distribution of relevant dataCWS

Provinces

Researchers

Ongoing
Maintain databases and share with CDC or a CDC equivalent  Ongoing
Winter monitoring

CWS

Provinces

 Ongoing
Plan and implement Harlequin Duck surveysCWS

Provinces

Researchers

Unknown – contingent upon funding and timing
Develop Greenland monitoring strategyCWS Undetermined

Implementation schedule (continued)

Habitat Protection - Action ItemsSection/ LeadOther20062007200820092010
Protect Harlequin Ducks on federal propertyCWSOther Federal Depts.Outline protected areasDetermine potential sites Work with department to protect  
Work with forestry companies to minimize impacts on Harlequin Duck breeding habitatCWSProvinces Begin consultation with forest companies
Maintain and improve relations with hydroelectric companies to protect Harlequin DucksCWSProvincesUndetermined
Develop relationship with aquaculture industry to protect Harlequin DucksProvincesCWSUndetermined
Work in a preventative capacity to reduce offshore oil dumpingCWS Ongoing
Monitor and work to mitigate pesticide use

CWS

Provinces

 Undetermined
Refine a habitat protection strategyCWSProvinces Develop strategy   
Protect important habitat

CWS

Provinces

Parks Canada

  Contingent upon habitat protection strategy
Train Environmental Assessment officers and biologists in multiple departments, jurisdictions, and organizationsCWSProvinces,Other Federal Depts. and AgenciesInitiate ProgramDevelop more comprehensive approachImplement on larger scale 

Implementation schedule (continued)

Research - Action ItemsSection/ LeadOther20062007200820092010
Develop Threat Assessment

CWS

Provinces

 Initiate discussionComplete Threat Assessment   

1.       Impact studies

2.       Human encroachment impacts

CWS

Parks Canada

Provinces

Researchers

  Complete Threat assessmentDevelop schedule of studiesUnknown
Gap analysisCWSProvincesContingent upon completion of threat assessment, monitoring strategy, and habitat protection strategy.
Complete mark-recapture studyCWS CompletePublished   
Complete genetic analysesCWS Undetermined
Habitat modelCWSResearchersUndetermined

 

Socioeconomic - Action ItemsSection/ LeadOther20062007200820092010
Develop educational materials

CWS

Provinces

NGOs

 Ongoing
Develop and promote codes of practice

CWS

Provinces

 Initial developmentComplete   
Stewardship promotion

CWS

Other Federal Depts. and Agencies

Provinces

NGOsOngoing
Conduct public information sessionsCWS Ongoing
Educate law enforcers

CWS

Provinces

 Ongoing
Annual reportCWS  Complete  Complete