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Canadian Species at Risk

COSEWIC

Chair, COSEWIC

Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet
Département de biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC   J1K 2R1

SUBCOMMITTEES (2005)

Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge

Mr. Larry Carpenter
Co-Chair
Wildlife Management Advisory Council
- Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 2120
Inuvik, NT   X0E 0T0
Mr. Henry Lickers
Co-Chair
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Department of the Environment
P.O. Box 579
Cornwall, ON   K6H 5T3

Species Specialist

Amphibians and Reptiles
Dr. David M. Green
Co-Chair
Redpath Museum
McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC   H3A 2K6

Dr. Ronald J. Brooks
Co-Chair
Department of Zoology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON   N1G 2W1
Arthropods
Dr. B. Theresa Fowler
Co-Chair
Species at Risk Branch
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON   K1A 0H3

Dr. Paul Catling
Co-Chair
Central Experimental Farm
Saunders Building
Ottawa, ON   K1A 0C6
Birds
Richard Cannings
Co-Chair
1330 East Debeck Road
R.R. 1, Site11 - Comp. 96
Naramata, BC   V0H 1N0

Dr. Marty L. Leonard
Co-Chair
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS   B3H 4J1
Freshwater Fishes
Dr. Robert Campbell
Co-Chair
983 Route 800 E
R.R. #1
St. Albert, ON   K0A 3C0

Dr. Claude Renaud
Co-Chair
Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. Box 3443 - Station D
Ottawa, ON   K1P 6P4
Marine Fishes
Dr. Mart R. Gross
Co-Chair
Department of Zoology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON   M5S 3G5

Vacant
Marine Mammals
Dr. Randall Reeves
Co-Chair
Okapi Wildlife Associates
27 Chandler Lane
Hudson, QC   J0P 1H0

Dr. Andrew Trites
Co-Chair
Marine Mammal Research Unit
University of British Columbia
Room 247, AERL, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4
Molluscs
Dr. Gerald L. Mackie
Co-Chair
Department of Zoology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON   N1G 2W1

Janice L. Smith
Co-Chair
National Water Research Institute
Environment Canada
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON   L7R 4A6
Plants and Lichens
Dr. Erich Haber
Co-Chair (Vascular Plants)
National Botanical Services
604 Wavell Avenue
Ottawa, ON   K2A 3A8

Dr. René Belland
Co-Chair (Mosses and Lichens)
Devonian Botanic Garden
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB   T6G 2E1
Terrestrial Mammals
Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet
Département de biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC   J1K 2R1

Dr. M. Brock Fenton
Co-Chair
Department of Biology
University of Western Ontario
London, ON   N6A 5B7


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The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) was created in 1977 as a result of a recommendation at the Federal-Provincial Wildlife Conference held in 1976.

It arose from the need for a single, official, scientifically sound, national classification of wildlife species at risk.

In 1978, COSEWIC designated its first species and produced its first list of Canadian species at risk.

In 2002, COSEWIC celebrated 25 years of science-based assessment of the status of species at risk in Canada.

On June 5th 2003, the Species at Risk Act (SARA) was proclaimed. SARA establishes COSEWIC as an advisory body, ensuring that species will continue to be assessed under a rigorous and independent scientific process.

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The Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, provides full administrative and financial support to the COSEWIC Secretariat.
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