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Key Messages, Warming over the 20th century is indisputable and largely due to human activities. Canada’s rate of warming is about twice the global rate: a 2ºC increase globally means a 3 to 4ºC increase for Canada. Effects will persist for centuries because greenhouse gases (GHGs) are long-lived...
Bringing non-native species into a new habitat area can create serious problems by disrupting the ecosystem's balance, causing economic losses, harming human health and/or creating significant environmental impacts., What animal species are prohibited on PEI as pets?, The Prohibited Wildlife...
Provincial Forests are public lands that are managed to provide high quality wood and non-timber forest products as well as to provide opportunities for recreation, education focused on land owners, the public and youth, public access and long term forest research. Provincial Forest lands cover...
Prince Edward Island does not have vast expanses of wilderness but areas with high potential for wildlife habitat conservation and management have been designated as Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the Island., What are Wildlife Management Areas?, Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) include...
A member of the Yew family, Ground Hemlock is an evergreen shrub that often forms dense, low thickets in mixed wood and deciduous forests. Ground Hemlock (, Taxus canadensis, ) is harvested from forest lands in eastern North America and used to manufacture a variety of cancer fighting...
Agriculture is a major industry on Prince Edward Island. It’s also an industry that is highly dependent on the climate and local weather. Compared with pre-1980 climate conditions, PEI is now experiencing: more hot days, fewer cold days, a change in precipitation patterns, and an increase in the...
Companies that wish to apply a commercial class pesticide to client properties must have a pesticide application business licence. Pesticide application business licences are specific to the type of pesticides your business uses. They are available for the following categories: Agricultural - Class...
Forests, Fish and Wildlife is a division of the P.E.I. Department of Communities, Land and Environment., What services does Forests, Fish and Wildlife provide?, managing public forest lands; assisting private forest owners; producing Acadian Forest tree and shrub species for planting programs;...
Prince Edward Island has a mild climate thanks to the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Being surrounded by water also means that there is usually a breeze and at times can get quite windy. , Current Weather Conditions and Forecast, Environment Canada Weather, Summer, Most PEI residents...