The BC CDC annually releases updates to Conservation Status Ranks of selected species and ecological communities, additions of new species and ecological communities in BC and changes in species taxonomy and ecological community classification.
The 2020 changes are now available through BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer (BCSEE). BCSEE is the source for the Provincial Resource Inventory Standards Committee (RISC) standard for scientific names, English names and species codes (RISC codes) for vertebrates and invertebrates. In addition, BCSEE provides the provincial standard list and names for plants.
Archive files of previous years’ taxonomic, classification, and rank updates are available for download from our Archive of Changes web page.
The following is a brief summary of this year’s changes. Find all of the exciting details on the CDC Recent Data Changes web page.
Download the PDF summary of the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre – 2020 Data Update