Find species data

  • How to find species data
  • View mapped Yukon Conservation Data Centre data
  • ​Submit a custom data request for mapped data
  • ​How to cite our data

  1. How to find species data

    Search species data using our:


  2. View mapped Yukon Conservation Data Centre data

    The Yukon Conservation Data Centre (CDC) maps the known localities of plants, animals and ecosystems that are of conservation concern. You can search and view this data using the Government of Yukon's interactive map application, GeoYukon. You can use GeoYukon to explore, print and download map data. Our layers fall under the category "Biological."

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    There are two layers available:

    • CDC Species of Conservation Concern; and
    • CDC Species of Conservation Concern – Restricted.

    CDC Species of Conservation Concern

    CDC Species of Conservation Concern contains the vast majority of our mapped locations. It displays mapped locations exactly as mapped in our database and additional information, including the species name and last observation date. Most mapped locations are very small. In order to alert viewers of their presence, the layers are displayed as points (representing the centres of the polygons) when zoomed out at a scale of 1:320,000 or beyond. As you zoom in from 1:320,000, the features will appear as polygons. 

    CDC Species of Conservation Concern - Restricted

    CDC Species of Conservation Concern - Restricted contains a masked location in the shape of a hexagon and does not identify the species involved. This layer is for the handful of species that have been identified as being Species Susceptible to Harm – species where unrestricted sharing of data places populations, residences or occurrences at risk of intentional or inadvertent harm, interfering with their conservation or recovery. If your area of interest falls within one of these hexagons, contact the Yukon CDC for further information. Details, including species name and exact location, may be released, provided the user has a business case for needing the data and they sign a Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreement. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    For more details

    See a more detailed guide on this data.

    You can request additional details on mapped locations from the Yukon Conservation Data Centre, including a complete occurrence report:

    1. Complete a data request form.
    2. Submit the form to

    Accuracy of data

    These records are not a comprehensive or definitive list of locations of species and ecological communities at risk in the Yukon. The data are not a final statement on the current presence or absence of species of conservation concern within a given area.

    We collect data from many sources and not all are the result of comprehensive on-site field surveys. Many areas in the Yukon have never been surveyed for species of conservation concern.

    These records are not a substitute for the on-site surveys usually required for environmental assessment. Our database is dynamic. Records are added or amended on a regular basis.

  3. ​Submit a custom data request for mapped data

    If you require spatial data that is not easily obtained via GeoYukon, such as all mapped locations of a particular species or group of species, you can submit a custom data request to the Yukon Conservation Data Centre.

    Submit a request for mapped data

    1. Complete the data release agreement.
    2. Submit the agreement.
      In person: 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Government of Yukon
      Conservation Data Centre (V-5N)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
    3. We fill your request. Our turnaround time depends on the complexity of the request. We try to complete requests within 3 business days. If your request will take longer to fill, we will contact you.


  4. ​How to cite our data

    If you use Yukon CDC data in a report, assessment, paper, website or other publication please cite it as follows:

    Data from GeoYukon

    Yukon Conservation Data Centre. [Year]. CDC Species of Conservation Concern layer, GeoYukon web application. Available at Accessed: [date accessed].

    Data from correspondence

    Yukon Conservation Data Centre. [Year]. [Species] element occurrence and observation data in Yukon Biotics database [Month and Year]. Government of Yukon, Department of Environment, Whitehorse, Yukon.


For questions about species data, email or phone: 867-667-5331, toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5331.