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Canadian Species at Risk, November 2002





The Committee on the Status of Endangered
Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)
was created in 1977 as a result of a
recommendation at the Federal-Provincial
Wildlife Conference held in 1976.

It arose from the need for a single, official,
scientifically sound, national listing
of wildlife species at risk.

In 1978, COSEWIC designated its first species
and produced its first list of
Canadian species at risk.
Species designated at meetings of the
full committee are added to the list.

In 2002, COSEWIC is celebrating 25 years of
Science and Knowledge for species
at risk in Canada.

Government of Canada