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Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides), Carolinian and Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Populations, in Canada [Proposed] - 2017

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Species at Risk Act
Recovery Strategy Series

Adopted under Section 44 of SARA

Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides), Carolinian and Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Populations, in Canada 2017
Cover photo of Gray Ratsnake

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Environment and Climate Change Canada. 2017. Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides), Carolinian and Great Lakes/St. Lawrence populations, in Canada [Proposed]. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa. 3 parts, 39 pp. +  vi + 23 pp. + 5 pp.

For copies of the recovery strategy, or for additional information on species at risk, including the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Status Reports, residence descriptions, action plans, and other related recovery documents, please visit the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry.

Cover illustration: © Ryan Bolton

Également disponible en français sous le titre

« Programme de rétablissement de la couleuvre obscure (Pantherophis spiloides), population carolinienne et population des Grands Lacs et du Saint Laurent, au Canada [Proposition] »

Content (excluding the illustrations) may be used without permission, with appropriate credit to the source.

Under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996), the federal, provincial, and territorial governments agreed to work together on legislation, programs, and policies to protect wildlife species at risk throughout Canada.

In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of Ontario has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt the Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) – Carolinian and Frontenac Axis populations in Ontario (Part 2) and the Gray Ratsnake – Carolinian and Frontenac Axis Populations – Ontario Government Response StatementFootnote1 (Part 3) under Section 44 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA), replacing the term “Frontenac Axis population” with “Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population”. Environment and Climate Change Canada has included a federal addition (Part 1) which completes the SARA requirements for this recovery strategy.

The federal recovery strategy for the Gray Ratsnake in Canada consists of three parts:

Part 1 - Federal Addition to the Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) – Carolinian and Frontenac Axis populations in Ontario, prepared by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Part 2 - Recovery Strategy for the Gray Ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) – Carolinian and Frontenac Axis populations in Ontario, prepared by T. Kraus, B. Hutchinson, S. Thompson and K. Prior for the Ontario Ministry of Natural ResourcesFootnote2.

Part 3 - Gray Ratsnake – Carolinian and Frontenac Axis Populations – Ontario Government Response Statement, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The Government Response Statement is the Ontario Government’s policy response to the recovery strategy and summarizes the prioritized actions that the Ontario Government intends to take and support.

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Footnote 2

On June 26, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources became the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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