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Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Canada - 2016

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Species at Risk Act
Recovery Strategy Series

Adopted under Section 44 of SARA

Recovery Strategy for for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Canada - 2016
Recovery Strategy for for the Queensnake

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Environment and Climate Change Canada. 2016. Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Canada. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa. 3 parts, 28 pp. + vi + 34 pp. + 5 pp.

For copies of the recovery strategy, or for additional information on species at risk, including the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Status Reports, residence descriptions, action plans, and other related recovery documents, please visit the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry.

Cover illustration: Queensnake, © Joe Crowley. This photograph may not be reproduced separately from this document without permission from the photographer.

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« Programme de rétablissement de la couleuvre royale (Regina septemvittata) au Canada »

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Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Canada - 2016

Under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996), the federal, provincial, and territorial governments agreed to work together on legislation, programs, and policies to protect wildlife species at risk throughout Canada.

In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of Ontario has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt the Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Ontario (Part 2, the Ontario recovery strategy) under Section 44 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Environment and Climate Change Canada has included a federal addition (Part 1) which completes the SARA requirements for this federal recovery strategy.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is adopting the Ontario recovery strategy (Part 2) with the exception of section 2, Recovery. In place of Section 2, Environment and Climate Change Canada has established a performance indicator and population and distribution objective that is consistent with the provincial recovery goal, and is adopting the government-led and government-supported actions of the Queensnake: Ontario Government Response Statement Footnote 1 (Part 3) as the broad strategies and general approaches to meet the population and distribution objective, and is adopting the habitat regulated under Ontario's Endangered Species Act, 2007 as critical habitat for the Queensnake.

The federal recovery strategy for the Queensnake in Canada consists of three parts:

Part 1 – Federal Addition to the Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Ontario, prepared by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Part 2 – Recovery Strategy for the Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) in Ontario, prepared by Scott D. Gillingwater for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Footnote 2.

Part 3 – Queensnake Ontario Government Response Statement, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

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Footnote 1

The Government Response Statement is the Ontario Government's policy response to the recovery strategy and summarizes the prioritized actions that the Ontario Government intends to take and support.

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Footnote 2

On June 26, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) became the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF).

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