Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Volans)
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary from the 1998 Status Report
- COSEWIC History, Mandate, Membership and Definitions
- Lists of Figures and Tables
- Species Information
- Population Sizes and Trends: Great Lakes Population
- Population Sizes and Trends: Atlantic Population
- Limiting Factors and Threats
- Special Significance of the Species
- Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
- Technical Summary
- Acknowledgements, Authorities Contacted, and Information Sources
Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
Glaucomys volans is “yellow listed” by Nova Scotia, indicating it is “sensitive to human activities or natural events” (Nova Scotia DNR 2002). Ontario ranks the southern flying squirrel as “special concern” (Ontario MNR 2004). Québec lists the species as “likely to become threatened or vulnerable” (M. Lepage pers comm. 2004; Québec MRNFP 2004). G. volans was designated Special Concern by COSEWIC in 1988. Conservation rankings provided by NatureServe (2004) are given in Table 8.
|Global||G5 (Nov 1996)|
|Canada||N3 (Jan 2000)|
|USA||N5 (Nov 1996)|
Only US states that border Canada within southern flying squirrel range are included.
1 Ontario is expected to change sub-national status to S4 in the near future.
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