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Canadian Species at Risk - May 2001

COSEWIC Species Specialist Groups and Secretariat Contacts (2001-2002)


Dr. David M. Green
Redpath Museum, McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC  H3A 2K6

Species Specialist Groups

Amphibians & Reptiles

Dr. David M. Green

Redpath Museum, McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC  H3A 2K6

Dr. Ronald J. Brooks

Department of Zoology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1

Terrestrial Mammals

Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet

Département de biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC  J1K 2R1


Gilles Seutin

Parks Canada
25 Eddy Street, 4th Floor
Hull, QC K1A 0M5

Richard (Dick) Cannings

1330 East Debeck Road
RR # 1 Site 11, Comp. 96,
Naramata, BC  V0H 1N0

Lepidopterans & Molluscs

Co-chair (Lepidopterans)
Dr. Theresa Fowler

Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0H3

Co-chair (Molluscs)
Dr. Gerald L. Mackie

College of Biological Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1

Marine Mammals

Dr. Andrew Trites

Marine Mammal Research Unit
Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
2204 Main Mall
Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4

Plants & Lichens

Co-chair (Vascular Plants & Lichens)
Dr. Erich Haber

National Botanical Services
604 Wavell Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K2A 3A8

Co-chair (Mosses)
Dr. René Béland

Devonian Botanic Garden
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2E1

Marine Fishes

Co-chair (Atlantic)
Dr. Richard L. Haedrich

Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL  A1B 5S7

Co-chair (Pacific)
Dr. Mart R. Gross

Department of Zoology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St., Suite 503
Toronto, ON  M5S 3G5

Freshwater Fishes

Dr. Robert Campbell

131 Dahlia Avenue
Otawa, ON  K1A 5G1

Dr. Claude Renaud

Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6P4


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 classification of wildlife species at risk. In 1978, COSEWIC desinated 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.

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