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Consultation Workbook on the Addition of Four Aquatic Species to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk- Lake Winnipeg Physa snail, Channel darter, Shortjaw cisco, Atlantic Cod (Arctic population)

Appendix A: Glossary

Aquatic Invasion Species:

Species which are not native to North America.

COSEWIC:

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The committee comprises experts on wildlife species at risk. Their backgrounds are in the fields of biology, ecology genetics and other relevant fields such as aboriginal traditional knowledge. These experts come from various communities, including among others, governments and academia.

Disjunct populations:

populations which are separate to the degree that there is no genetic exchange occurring between them.

Endemic species:

a species occurring naturally only in one region.

Fragmentation:

the division of larger areas of natural habitat into smaller ones separated by a different (usually modified) habitat.

Governor in Council:

The Governor General of Canada acting on the advice of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada (i.e. Cabinet)

Order:

Order in Council (OIC). An instrument that serves notice of decision taken by the executive arm of government, for example, an Order in Council accompanies all regulations.

Privy Council Office (PCO):

PCO assists the Clerk of the Privy Council Office in providing professional, non-partisan support to the Prime Minister in his or her role as head of government on all policy and operational issues. For more on the Privy Council Office, visit: http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/.

RENEW (Recovery of Nationally Endangered Wildlife in Canada):

the national recovery program established under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk.

RIAS:

An analysis of the expected impact of each regulatory initiative must be done. The results of this analysis are summarized in a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS). The RIAS is, in effect, a public accounting of the need for each regulation in terms of this policy.

SARA list:

Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA); the list of the species that receive protection under SARA.

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