Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa) in Canada
- Recommendation and Approval Statement
- Recovery Team
- Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement
- Executive Summary
- Recovery Feasibility Summary
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- 1. COSEWIC Species Assessment Information
- 2. Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Status Information
- 3. Description of the Species and its Needs
- 4. Threat Identification
- 5. Population and Distribution
- 6. Additional Information Requirements
- 7. Broad Strategies and Approaches to Recovery
- 8. Critical Habitat Identification
- 9. Activities Likely to Result in the Destruction of Critical Habitat
- 10. Habitat Conservation
- 11. Measuring Progress
- 12. Statement on Action Plans
- 13. References
- Appendix 1: Effects on the Environment and Other Species
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