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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Baikal Sedge in Canada

Existing Protection or Other Status Designations

International Status

Carex sabulosa is listed by the State of Alaska (Alaska Natural Heritage Program 2002) as rare and is ranked as S1, whichindicates it is "critically imperiled because of extreme rarity (typically five or fewer occurrences or very few remaining individuals) or because of some factors making it especially vulnerable to extirpation or extinction". In Alaska, it occurs ina protected area, the Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge. It is not covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Endangered Species Act (USA) or the IUCN Red Data Book. NatureServe (2002) has designated a global rank of G5 for this species, a ranking thatindicates that, on a global scale, the plant is considered "frequent to common to very common; demonstrably secure and essentially ineradicable under present conditions".


National and Territorial Status

In the Yukon, Carex sabulosa is ranked S1 (Douglas et al. 2004). The national rank, by definition, is N1.

There is currently no specific legislation in place for the protection of rare vascular plants in Yukon. The Kluane National Park Reserve population, however, is protected under the Canada National Park Act.