Yukon Conservation Data Centre (CDC)

Providing information on species and ecosystems at risk

Interactive biodiversity application

Yukon biodiversity comes alive through these interactive web pages. Help us map the distribution of these species. Click, look, listen and report.


About the Yukon Conservation Data Centre

Who we are

The Yukon Conservation Data Centre (CDC) is a member of a network of data centres and Natural Heritage Programs around the world coordinated by NatureServe International.

What we do

The Yukon CDC gathers, maintains and distributes information on all Yukon animals, plants and ecological communities and maps the known localities of those that are of conservation concern.

The importance of Conservation Data Centres

Accurate information about species and ecosystems at risk is essential to effectively manage, conserve and protect our natural resources. The CDC provides a central, reliable, and continually updated source for this information.


Report sightings

Report a rare Yukon species sighting >>>


View mapped data, make a custom data request or learn how to cite our data

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Interact with Yukon biodiversity

Click, look, listen, and report. You can find plants, mammals and insects that are normally spread across the territory in these interactive web pages. Get to know species like the Minnesota wolf spider, hear the call of a nighthawk, and participate in their conservation. You can also help us map the distribution of these species.

Carmacks Interactive page
Biodiversity of the Carmacks region
Kluane interactive page
Biodiversity of Southern Kluane Lake


Additional resources

Western toad, photo by Syd CanningsThe Western Toad, one of four amphibians found in Yukon; its populations are confined to the Liard Basin. Amphibians are highly sensitive to climate and environmental changes. Please report your sightings directly to the CDC or via iNaturalist. © Syd Cannings


Contact Yukon Conservation Data Centre, Biodiversity Section

Biodiversity Unit
Government of Yukon
210-419 Range Road
Box 2703 (V-5R)

Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6

General email: yukoncdc@gov.yk.ca


Bruce Bennett, CDC Coordinator

Phone: 867-667-5331
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5331
Fax: 867-393-6405
Email: Bruce.Bennett@gov.yk.ca

Randi Mulder, CDC Data Manager
Phone: 867-667-3684

Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3684
Fax: 867-393-7197
Email: Randi.Mulder@gov.yk.ca

Syd Cannings, CDC Species at Risk Biologist
Phone: 867-335-8918

Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8918
Email: Syd.Cannings@canada.ca