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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Athabasca Thrift, ssp. interior in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2002

Common name:
Athabasca Thrift

Scientific name:
Armeria Maritima Ssp. Interior

Status:
Special Concern

Reason for designation:
A Canadian endemic occurring sparsely within a unique sand dune ecosystem of limited geographical extent supporting at least 10 endemic plant species with various threats indicated.

Occurrence:
Saskatchewan

Status history:
Designated Threatened in April 1981. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in May 2002. Last assessment was based on an existing status report.