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Recovery Strategy for the Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) in Canada

2. Species Status Information

Red Mulberry is listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA 2002) and is similarly listed on the Species at Risk in Ontario List under Ontario's Endangered Species Act, 2007. It reaches the northern edge of its global range in southern Ontario. The Canadian distribution represents a small portion of the entire breeding range in North America and is estimated to be less than 1% of the global distribution (Ambrose et al. 1998). Red Mulberry is considered imperiled in Ontario (S2) and Canada (N2), but occurs as an exotic species in British Columbia. It is at risk of extirpation (Michigan, Vermont, and Massachusetts), or possibly extirpated (Minnesota) in a few other range-edge states, although it is considered secure in the United States (N5), particularly within the central portion of its range, and around the globe (G5) (NatureServe 2010). Additional detail is available on the NatureServe website.