Species at Risk

Species at Risk

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This Week in History - Botany Collection

Explore the botany collection of the Royal BC Museum with curator of botany Ken Marr. With plant specimens dating to the 1800s, the collection is critical in understanding everything from climate change to invasive species. Season 11 Episode 4, Nov 15, 2022 Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV (2022)

Bumble Bees

When most people picture bees they think of honey bees. Honey bees were brought to the west coast only 160 years ago, but BC is home to 459 other species of bee—50 percent of the bees in Canada. Entomology Collections Manager Claudia Copley explains about the habits of BC's bees and what we can do to help make our gardens bee-friendly. From This Week in History Season 7 Episode 7.

Species at Risk Trailer Visits Fort St. John

Karmen & Kailee from the Royal BC Museum, along with a travelling museum educate the the community about Species at Risk. Published on Sep 15, 2017
Credit: Shaw TV Northern BC

Monarch Butterflies

Since 1997 the Monarch Butterfly has been considered a species at risk in Canada.  Depending on where you live, one of the things we can do to help Monarch Butterflies is to plant and protect Milkweed. Watch the video to learn more. From This Week in History Season 5, Episode 10. Published November 8, 2016.
Credit: RBCM

Northern Abalone

The Royal BC Museum strives to tell both the stories of this province’s human history and of our natural history but sometimes those stories get intertwined. That's certainly the case with the Northern Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana)

Summer 2016 Facebook Live Species At Risk Event

In 2016, the Species at Risk tour headed to the Kootenays. In this Facebook Live video, Learning Program Facilitators Kate Adams and Shelby Kutyn are joined by special guests Royal BC Museum Curator of Vertebrates Dr. Gavin Hanke and Cathy Conroy, Ktunaxa Nation Council terrestrial biologist. Watch to the end for some tips on what you can do to help species at risk. Credit: RBCM

Marmot Dissection

This video tells the story of a dissection and illustration workshop that happened in May 2015 at the Royal BC Museum. Looking both at the Vancouver Island Marmot and the Yellow-bellied Marmot, you'll see the process of preparing a specimen when it arrives at the museum, and also the importance of science behind collecting for better understanding our natural world. Credit: RBCM, J.Weller

What Species Would You Save?

We asked the Robert Bateman Centre Gallery staff what species they would save.  We paired their answers in a video with thumbnail photos of Robert Bateman's art.  When we spoke to Robert Bateman, he said his biggest concern is the gradual reduction of songbirds.  We spoke about how migratory birds are affected by the loss of habitat. Credit: Carol McDougall