Environmental sciences

These digital collections feature environmental sciences materials held by UVic Libraries and our community partners.


Ian McTaggart Cowan
Ian McTaggart Cowan on horseback

Ian McTaggart Cowan

The Cowan Collection at the University of Victoria Special Collections includes Cowan’s field journals, photographs, CBC footage and correspondence from his 75-year long multi-faceted career, alternating between high-profile campaigns, such as ending the Canadian bounty system, and cutting-edge field research into species and ecosystems from the Arctic to Haida Gwaii.


International Green Maps


International Green Maps

Green Map System has engaged communities in 65 countries in mapping green living, nature and culture with adaptable tools and award-winning icons. This collection includes a variety of these maps, received as digital files.

Since 1995, the Green Map® System has promoted inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide, using mapmaking as the medium.