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Canadian Species at Risk May 2003

CANADIAN SPECIES AT RISK

MAY 2003

 

Cover Illustration: Line drawing of the North Atlantic Right Whale, by Judie Shore, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

 

 

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Cover Illustration: Line drawing of the North Atlantic Right Whale, by Judie Shore, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

This document can be cited as follows: COSEWIC, 2003. Canadian Species at Risk, May 2003.
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 43 pp.

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COSEWIC MANDATE 

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assesses the national status of wild species, subspecies, varieties, or other designatable units that are considered to be at risk in Canada. Designations are made on all native species for the following taxonomic groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, lepidopterans, molluscs, vascular plants, mosses, and lichens.

 

COSEWIC MEMBERSHIP 

COSEWIC comprises members from each provincial and territorial government wildlife agency, four federal agencies (Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada Agency, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Federal Biosystematics Partnership, chaired by the Canadian Museum of Nature), three nonjurisdictional members and the co-chairs of the species specialist and the Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge  subcommittees. The Committee meets to consider status reports on candidate species.

 

DEFINITIONS 

The following definitions were reviewed by COSEWIC in May 2003:

Species Any indigenous species, subspecies, variety, or geographically or genetically distinct population of wild fauna and flora.

Extinct (X) A species that no longer exists.

Extirpated (XT) A species no longer existing in the wild in Canada, but occurring elsewhere.

Endangered (E) A species facing imminent extirpation or extinction.

Threatened (T) A species likely to become endangered if limiting factors are not reversed.

Special Concern (SC)* A species of special concern because of characteristics that make it particularly sensitive to human activities or natural events.

Not at Risk (NAR)** A species that has been evaluated and found to be not at risk.

Data Deficient (DD)*** A species for which there is insufficient scientific information to support status designation.

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*       Formerly described as "Vulnerable" from 1990 to 1999, or "Rare" prior to 1990.
**     Formerly described as "Not In Any Category", or "No Designation Required."
***   Formerly described as "Indeterminate" from 1994 to 1999 or "ISIBD" (insufficient scientific information on which to base a designation) prior to 1994.

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COSEWIC Species designated in the five "risk" categories and in the NOT AT RISK and DATA DEFICIENT categories 


Table 1. Summary of COSEWIC’s assessment results for the “risk” categories. The results include the May 2003 meeting.
CATEGORY /
STATUS
EXTINCTEXTIRPATEDENDANGEREDTHREATENEDSPECIAL
CONCERN
TOTALS
Mammals2422132364
Birds322182256
Reptiles 45111131
Amphibians 155819
Fishes5219223280
Lepidopterans 353213
Molluscs12112218
Vascular Plants 2583739136
Mosses1151 8
Lichens  2 46
Totals1221153102143431

 

Table 2. Summary of COSEWIC’s assessment results for the Not at Risk category. The results include the May 2003 meeting.
Category /
Status
Not at Risk
Mammals47
Birds35
Reptiles5
Amphibians14
Fishes34
Lepidopterans0
Molluscs1
Vascular Plants16
Mosses0
Lichens0
Totals152

 

Table 3. Summary of COSEWIC’s assessment results for the Data Deficient category. The results include the May 2003 meeting.
Category /
Status
Data Deficient
Mammals9
Birds2
Reptiles2
Amphibians0
Fishes8
Lepidopterans0
Molluscs2
Vascular Plants4
Mosses0
Lichens2
Totals29

 

Results of May 2003 COSEWIC meeting


Table 4. May 2003 results by status and taxon.
CATEGORY /
STATUS
EXTINCTEXTIR-
PATED
ENDAN-
GERED
THREA-
TENED
SPECIAL
CONCERN
NOT AT
RISK
DATA
DEFICIENT
TOTALS
Mammals  412119
Birds    1  1
Reptiles    11 2
Amphibians     2 2
Fishes  3332112
Lepidopterans  11   2
Molluscs  211  4
Vascular Plants  421  7
Mosses  1    1
Lichens       0

0

Totals

0015896240

 

Table 5. May 2003 results by status and type of change in status.
CATEGORY /
STATUS CHANGE*
EXTINCTEXTIR-
PATED
ENDAN-
GERED
THREA-
TENED
SPECIAL
CONCERN
NOT AT
RISK
DATA
DEFICIENT
TOTALS
New  10544124
Uplisted  21   3
Downlisted    2  2
No Change  323  8
Changed     112
De-listed     1 1
Totals0015896240


COSEWIC ASSESSMENT RESULTS

The tables that follow (Tables 6-8) are organized by status category and then by taxonomic group. An explanation of the symbols and abbreviations is provided below. For each species, the information provided includes the common name, scientific name, population name, and range of occurrence in Canada (by province, territory or ocean). The most recent date of examination by COSEWIC is shown, and symbols provide information on the outcome of status re-examinations (e.g., uplisting, downlisting) and the basis of re-examination for species evaluated against the new quantitative criteria. For birds, range of occurrence includes the Canadian breeding and wintering distribution. The first COSEWIC "Endangered Species List" was issued in 1978. In 1990, it was decided that all species considered by COSEWIC should be included in this document even if the species were Not at Risk or Data Deficient. Therefore, this document is divided into three separate section. The first section (Table 6) includes species examined and designated as Extinct, Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern. The second section (Table 7) includes species examined and found to be in the Not at Risk category. The third section (Table 8) includes species examined and found to be in the Data Deficient category because of insufficient scientific information. All three sections include the geographical occurrence and most recent date of examination.


Explanation of symbols

Re-assessments and new species

3 Species placed in a higher risk category (uplisted) after re-examination on the date shown.
4 Species placed in a lower risk category (downlisted) after re-examination on the date shown.
5 Species stays in the same risk category (no change) after re-examination on the date shown.
0 Species moved to the Not at Risk category from a risk category (de-listed) on the date shown.
6 Species moved to the Data Deficient Category from a risk category, or to a risk category from the Data Deficient Category (changed), on the date shown.
(no arrow) New species examined on the date shown.

Evaluation with COSEWIC’s new quantitative criteria

COSEWIC has recently begun using quantitative criteria to assess species’ risk of extinction.

These criteria were adapted from the criteria used by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and have been used by COSEWIC since October 1999.

1 or 1+  Assessment based on a new status report or an update status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum.
2 or 2+  Species re-assessed using an existing status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum or that the report has been modified.

 

Geographical occurrence abbreviations

AB Alberta
BC British Columbia
MB Manitoba
NB New Brunswick
NF Newfoundland and Ladrador
NS Nova Scotia
NT Northwest Territories
NU Nunavut
ON Ontario
PE Prince Edward Island
QC Québec
SK Saskatchewan
YT Yukon Territory

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Species designated in the five "risk" categories, with range of occurrence (by province, territory or ocean) and year of designation. For extinct and extirpated species, the historical range of occurrence and the approximate date of disappearance are shown (431 species).

 

Extinct Category (12)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population
Name
Historical
Range of
Occurrence
Extinction
Date
Assessment
Date
Mammals (2)
1, 5

Caribou dawsoni

subspecies

Rangifer tarandus

dawsoni

 BC1920sMay 2000
2, 5Mink, SeaMustela macrodon 

Atlantic coastal

waters

1894May 2000
Birds (3)
2, 5Auk, GreatPinguinus impennis QC NB NS NL1844May 2000
2, 5Duck, Labrador

Camptorhynchus

labradorius

 QC NB NS NL1875May 2000
2, 5Pigeon, PassengerEctopistes migratorius 

SK MB ON QC NB

NS PE

1914May 2000
Reptiles (0)
Amphibians (0)
Fishes (5)
2, 5Cisco, DeepwaterCoregonus johannae ON1952May 2000
2, 5Dace, Banff Longnose

Rhinichthys cataractae

smithi

 AB1986May 2000
2, 5

Stickleback, Benthic

Hadley Lake

Gasterosteus sp. BC1999May 2000
2, 5

Stickleback, Limnetic

Hadley Lake

Gasterosteus sp. BC1999May 2000
2, 5Walleye, Blue

Stizostedion vitreum

glaucum

 ON1965May 2000
Lepidopterans (0)
Molluscs (1)
2, 5Limpet, EelgrassLottia alveus alveus QC NS NL1929May 2000
Vascular Plants (0)
Mosses (1)
1Moss, Macoun's ShiningNeomacounia nitida ON

not

observed

since 1864

Nov 2002
Lichens (0)

 

Extirpated Category (21)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population
Name
Historica
Range of
Occurrence
Extinction
Date
Assessment
Date
Mammals (4)
1, 5Bear, GrizzlyUrsus arctosPrairie
population
AB SK MB1880sMay 2002
2, 5Ferret, Black-footedMustela nigripes AB SK MB1974May 2000
2, 5Walrus, AtlanticOdobenus
rosmarus
rosmarus
 Atlantic
Ocean
mid 19th
century
May 2000
2, 5Whale, GreyEschrichtius
robustus
 Atlantic
Ocean
before end
of 1800s
May 2000
Birds (2)
2, 5Prairie-Chicken, GreaterTympanuchus
cupido
 AB SK
MB ON
last reported
in 1987 in
Saskatchewan
May 2000
2, 5Sage-grouse phaios
subspecies, Greater
Centrocercus
urophasianus
phaios
 BCnot observed
since 1960s
May 2000
Reptiles (4)
1Gophersnake, PacificPituophis catenifer
catenifer
 BCnot observed
since 1957
May 2002
2, 5Lizard, Pigmy ShorthornedPhrynosoma
douglasii
British
Columbia
population
BClast reported
in 1898, near
Osoyoos, BC
May 2000
1Rattlesnake, TimberCrotalus
horridus
 ON1941May 2001
1Turtle, Pacific PondActinemys
marmorata
 BCnot observed
since 1959
May 2002
Amphibians (1)
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumGreat Lakes
population
ON1915Nov 2001
Fishes (2)
2, 5Chub, GravelErimystax x-punctatus ON

last reported

in 1958,

Thames River

drainage

May 2000
2, 5PaddlefishPolyodon spathula ON1917May 2000
Lepidopterans (3)
2, 5Blue, Karner

Lycaeides melissa

samuelis

 ON1991May 2000
2, 5Elfin, Frosted

Callophrys [Incisalia]

irus

 ON1988May 2000
2, 5Marble, IslandEuchloe ausonides BCbefore 1910May 2000
Molluscs (2)
1Snail, Puget OregonianCryptomastix devia BC

not observed

since 1905

Nov 2002
2, 5Wedgemussel, DwarfAlasmidonta heterodon NB1968May 2000
Vascular Plants (2)
2, 5Spring Blue-eyed MaryCollinsia verna ON

not observed

since 1954

May 2000
2, 5Tick-trefoil, IllinoisDesmodium illinoense ON

not observed

since 1888

May 2000
Mosses (1)
1Moss, Incurved Grizzled

Ptychomitrium

incurvum

 ON1828Nov 2002
Lichens (0)

 

Endangered Category (153)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population NameRange of
Occurrence
Assessment
Date
Mammals (22)
1

Badger jacksoni subspecies,

American

Taxidea taxus jacksoni ONMay 2000
1

Badger jeffersonii subspecies,

American

Taxidea taxus jeffersonii BCMay 2000
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiBanks Island populationNTApr 1991
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiHigh Arctic populationNT NUApr 1991
1, 5Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouAtlantic-Gaspésie populationQCMay 2002
2, 5Fox, SwiftVulpes velox AB SKMay 2000
2+, 5Marmot, Vancouver IslandMarmota vancouverensis BCMay 2000
2, 5Marten, NewfoundlandMartes americana atrata NLMay 2000
1, 3Mole, Townsend'sScapanus townsendii BCMay 2003
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucas

Southeast Baffin Island-

Cumberland Sound population

NU NL

Arctic Ocean

Apr 1990
5Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucas

St. Lawrence River

population

QCApr 1997
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasUngava Bay population

NU QC Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Apr 1988
1Whale, BlueBalaenoptera musculusAtlantic populationAtlantic OceanMay 2002
1Whale, BlueBalaenoptera musculusPacific populationPacific OceanMay 2002
 Whale, BowheadBalaena mysticetusEastern Arctic populationNU Arctic OceanApr 1980
 Whale, BowheadBalaena mysticetusWestern Arctic population

YT NT NU

Arctic Ocean

Apr 1986
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orca

Northeast Pacific southern

resident population

Pacific OceanNov 2001
1Whale, North Atlantic RightEubalaena glacialis Atlantic OceanMay 2003
5Whale, North Pacific RightEubalaena japonica Pacific OceanApr 1990
2+, 3Whale, Northern BottlenoseHyperoodon ampullatusScotian Shelf populationAtlantic OceanNov 2002
1Whale, SeiBalaenoptera borealisPacific populationPacific OceanMay 2003
1, 5WolverineGulo guloEastern populationQC NLMay 2003
Birds (21)
 Bobwhite, NorthernColinus virginianus ONApr 1994
1, 3Chat, Western YellowbreastedIcteria virens auricollis

British Columbia

population

BCNov 2000
1, 5Crane, WhoopingGrus americana NT ABNov 2000
1, 5Curlew, EskimoNumenius borealis 

YT NT NU BC AB

SK MB ON QC NB

NS PE NL

May 2000
1, 5Flycatcher, AcadianEmpidonax virescens ONNov 2000
2, 5Owl, BarnTyto albaEastern populationON QCMay 2000
2, 5Owl, BurrowingAthene cunicularia BC AB SK MBMay 2000
2, 5Owl, Northern SpottedStrix occidentalis caurina BCMay 2000
1Plover circumcinctus subspecies, Piping

Charadrius melodus

circumcinctus

 AB SK MB ONMay 2001
1

Plover melodus subspecies,

Piping

Charadrius melodus melodus QC NB NS PE NLMay 2001
1, 5Plover, MountainCharadrius montanus AB SKNov 2000
1, 5Rail, KingRallus elegans ONNov 2000
2, 5

Sage-grouse urophasianus

subspecies, Greater

Centrocercus urophasianus

urophasianus

 AB SKMay 2000
1

Screech-owl macfarlanei

subspecies, Western

Otus kennicottii macfarlanei BCMay 2002
1, 5Shrike, Eastern LoggerheadLanius ludovicianus migrans MB ON QCNov 2000
1, 5Sparrow, Henslow'sAmmodramus henslowii ONNov 2000
2, 5Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii QC NB NSOct 1999
1, 5Thrasher, SageOreoscoptes montanus BC AB SKNov 2000
2, 5Warbler, Kirtland'sDendroica kirtlandii ONMay 2000
2, 5Warbler, ProthonotaryProtonotaria citrea ONMay 2000
1, 3Woodpecker, White-headedPicoides albolarvatus BCNov 2000
Reptiles (5)
1NightsnakeHypsiglena torquata BCMay 2001
1, 5Racer, BlueColuber constrictor foxii ONMay 2002
1, 5Seaturtle, LeatherbackDermochelys coriacea 

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

May 2001
2, 5Snake, Sharp-tailedContia tenuis BCOct 1999
 Watersnake, Lake ErieNerodia sipedon insularum ONApr 1991
Amphibians (5)
 1, 5Frog, Northern CricketAcris crepitans ONMay 2001
2, 5Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiens

Southern Mountain

population

BCMay 2000
1, 5Frog, Oregon SpottedRana pretiosa BCMay 2000
1Frog, Rocky Mountain TailedAscaphus montanus BCMay 2000
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinum

Southern Mountain

population

BCNov 2001
Fishes (19)
1Cod, AtlanticGadus morhua Atlantic OceanMay 2003
2, 5Dace, NooksackRhinichthys sp. BCMay 2000
1, 3Dace, SpeckledRhinichthys osculus BCNov 2002
2, 3Lamprey, Morrison CreekLampetra richardsoni BCMay 2000
2+, 3Madtom, NorthernNoturus stigmosus ONNov 2002
1Salmon, AtlanticSalmo salar

Inner Bay of Fundy

populations

NB NS (rarely NL)

Atlantic Ocean

May 2001
1Salmon, CohoOncorhynchus kisutchInterior Fraser populationBCMay 2002
1, 5Salmon, SockeyeOncorhynchus nerkaCultus populationBC Pacific OceanMay 2003
1, 5Salmon, SockeyeOncorhynchus nerkaSakinaw populationBC Pacific OceanMay 2003
1, 3Shiner, PugnoseNotropis anogenus ONNov 2002
1Stickleback, Benthic Enos LakeGasterosteus sp. BCNov 2002
2, 3

Stickleback, Benthic Paxton

Lake

Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
2, 3

Stickleback, Benthic Vananda

Creek

Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
1Stickleback, Limnetic Enos LakeGasterosteus sp. BCNov 2002
2, 3

Stickleback, Limnetic Paxton

Lake

Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
2, 3

Stickleback, Limnetic Vananda

Creek

Gasterosteus sp. BCMay 2000
1, 5Sucker, SalishCatostomus sp. BCNov 2002
1, 5Trout, Aurora

Salvelinus fontinalis

timagamiensis

 ONMay 2000
1, 5Whitefish, AtlanticCoregonus huntsmani NSNov 2000
Lepidopterans (5)
1Blue, IslandPlebejus saepiolus insulanus BCNov 2000
1Checkerspot, Taylor'sEuphydryas editha taylori BCNov 2000
1Metalmark, MormonApodemia mormo

Southern Mountain

population

BCMay 2003
1Moth, YuccaTegeticula yuccasella ABMay 2002
2, 5Ringlet, Maritime

Coenonympha tullia

nipisiquit

 QC NBMay 2000
Molluscs (11)
2, 5Bean, RayedVillosa fabalis ONMay 2000
1Forestsnail, OregonAllogona townsendiana BCNov 2002
1Hickorynut, RoundObovaria subrotunda ONMay 2003
1KidneyshellPtychobranchus fasciolaris ONMay 2003
2, 5Lampmussel, Wavy-rayedLampsilis fasciola ONOct 1999
1Mussel, MudpuppySimpsonaias ambigua ONMay 2001
2, 5Physa, HotwaterPhysella wrighti BCMay 2000
2+, 5Riffleshell, NorthernEpioblasma torulosa rangiana ONMay 2000
2, 3Snail, Banff SpringsPhysella johnsoni ABMay 2000
1Snail, Lake Winnipeg PhysaPhysa sp. MBNov 2002
1SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetra ONMay 2001
Vascular Plants (58)
2+, 5Agalinis, Gattinger'sAgalinis gattingeri ONMay 2001
2, 5Agalinis, Skinner'sAgalinis skinneriana ONMay 2000
2, 5Ammannia, ScarletAmmannia robusta BC ONMay 2001
2, 5Avens, Eastern MountainGeum peckii NSMay 2000
2, 5Balsamroot, DeltoidBalsamorhiza deltoidea BCMay 2000
2, 5BlueheartsBuchnera americana ONMay 2000
2+, 5Braya, Long'sBraya longii NLMay 2000
1Bugbane, TallActaea elata BCMay 2001
1, 3Bulrush, BashfulTrichophorum planifolium ONMay 2000
2, 5Bush-clover, SlenderLespedeza virginica ONMay 2000
2, 5Buttercup, Water-plantain

Ranunculus alismaefolius var.

alismaefolius

 BCMay 2000
2, 5Cactus, Eastern Prickly PearOpuntia humifusa ONMay 2000
1Catchfly, Coastal Scouler'sSilene scouleri ssp. grandis BCMay 2003
2, 5Coreopsis, PinkCoreopsis rosea NSMay 2000
2, 5Cryptanthe, TinyCryptantha minima AB SKMay 2000
2, 5Fern, Southern MaidenhairAdiantum capillus-veneris BCMay 2000
1, 5Gentian, White PrairieGentiana alba ONMay 2001
2, 5Ginseng, AmericanPanax quinquefolius ON QCMay 2000
2+, 3Goat's-rue, VirginiaTephrosia virginiana ONMay 2000
2, 5Goldenrod, ShowySolidago speciosa ONMay 2000
1Grass, Forked Three-awnedAristida basiramea ON QCNov 2002
2, 5Lady's-slipper, Small WhiteCypripedium candidum MB ONMay 2000
1, 3Lipocarpha, Small-floweredLipocarpha micrantha BC ONNov 2002
2, 5Lotus, Seaside Birds-footLotus formosissimus BCMay 2000
2, 5Lousewort, Furbish'sPedicularis furbishiae NBMay 2000
2, 5Lupine, PrairieLupinus lepidus var. lepidus BCMay 2000
1Lupine, StreambankLupinus rivularis BCNov 2002
2, 5Milkwort, PinkPolygala incarnata ONMay 2000
2, 5Mountain-mint, HoaryPycnanthemum incanum ONMay 2000
2, 5Mulberry, RedMorus rubra ONMay 2000
1, 3

Orchid, Eastern Prairie

Fringed

Platanthera leucophaea ONMay 2003
1, 5

Orchid, Western Prairie

Fringed

Platanthera praeclara MBMay 2000
2, 5Owl-clover, Bearded

Triphysaria versicolor ssp.

versicolor

 BCMay 2000
2+, 3Paintbrush, GoldenCastilleja levisecta BCMay 2000
2, 5Plantain, Heart-leavedPlantago cordata ONMay 2000
2, 5Pogonia, Large WhorledIsotria verticillata ONMay 2000
2, 5Pogonia, NoddingTriphora trianthophora ONMay 2000
2, 5Pogonia, Small WhorledIsotria medeoloides ONMay 2000
1, 5Quillwort, Engelmann'sIsoëtes engelmannii ONMay 2001
1Rush, Kellogg'sJuncus kelloggii BCMay 2003
1, 3Sand-verbena, Small-floweredTripterocalyx micranthus AB SKNov 2002
1Sanicle, Bear's-footSanicula arctopoides BCMay 2001
2, 3Sedge, False HopCarex lupuliformis ON QCMay 2000
2, 5Sedge, JuniperCarex juniperorum ONMay 2000
1Spike-rush, HorsetailEleocharis equisetoides ONNov 2000
1, 5Sundew, Thread-leavedDrosera filiformis NSMay 2001
2, 5Thistle, Pitcher'sCirsium pitcheri ONMay 2000
2, 5ToothcupRotala ramosior BC ONMay 2000
2, 5Tree, CucumberMagnolia acuminata ONMay 2000
2, 5Trillium, DroopingTrillium flexipes ONMay 2000
1Triteleia, Howell'sTriteleia howellii BCMay 2003
2+, 5Twayblade, PurpleLiparis liliifolia ONMay 2001
1, 3Violet, Bird's-footViola pedata ONMay 2002
1Willow, BarrensSalix jejuna NLMay 2001
2, 5Wintergreen, SpottedChimaphila maculata ON QCMay 2000
2+, 5Wood-poppyStylophorum diphyllum ONMay 2000
2, 3Woodsia, Blunt-lobedWoodsia obtusa ON QCMay 2000
1Woolly-heads, TallPsilocarphus elatior BCMay 2001
Mosses (5)
1Moss, Margined StreamsideScouleria marginata BCNov 2002
1Moss, Poor PocketFissidens pauperculus BCNov 2001
2+, 3Moss, Rigid AppleBartramia stricta BCMay 2000
1Moss, Silver HairFabronia pusilla BCNov 2002
1Moss, Spoon-leavedBryoandersonia illecebra ONMay 2003
Lichens (2)
1Lichen, Boreal FeltErioderma pedicellatumAtlantic populationNB NSMay 2002
2, 5Seaside CentipedeHeterodermia sitchensis BCMay 2000

 

Threatened Category (102)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population NameRange of
Occurrence
Assessment
Date
1, 3Bat, PallidAntrozous pallidus BCMay 2000
1, 5Bison, WoodBison bison athabascae YT NT BC ABMay 2000
 Caribou, PearyRangifer tarandus pearyiLow Arctic populationNT NUApr 1991
1, 5Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouBoreal population

NT BC AB SK MB

ON QC NL

May 2002
1, 5Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribou

Southern Mountain

population

BC ABMay 2002
1, 3Ermine haidarum subspeciesMustela erminea haidarum BCMay 2001
1, 3Fox, GreyUrocyon cinereoargenteus MB ONMay 2002
2, 5Otter, SeaEnhydra lutris 

Pacific coastal

waters

May 2000
2+, 5Shrew, Pacific WaterSorex bendirii BCMay 2000
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucas

Eastern Hudson Bay

population

QC Arctic OceanApr 1988
2, 5Whale, HumpbackMegaptera novaeangliaeNorth Pacific populationPacific OceanMay 2003
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orca

Northeast Pacific northern

resident population

Pacific OceanNov 2001
2+, 3Whale, KillerOrcinus orca

Northeast Pacific

transient population

Pacific OceanNov 2001
Birds (8)
2, 3Bittern, LeastIxobrychus exilis MB ON QC NBNov 2001
2, 5

Falcon anatum subspecies,

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus anatum YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLMay 2000
1, 3

Goshawk laingi subspecies,

Northern

Accipiter gentilis laingi BCNov 2000
2, 3Gull, Ross'sRhodostethia rosea NT NU MBNov 2001
1, 5Murrelet, MarbledBrachyramphus marmoratus BCNov 2000
2, 5Pipit, Sprague'sAnthus spragueii AB SK MBMay 2000
 Shrike, Prairie Loggerhead

Lanius ludovicianus

excubitorides

 AB SK MBApr 1986
1, 5Warbler, HoodedWilsonia citrina ONNov 2000
Reptiles (11)
2, 5Foxsnake, EasternElaphe gloydi ONMay 2000
2, 3Gartersnake, Butler'sThamnophis butleri ONNov 2001
1Gophersnake, Great Basin

Pituophis catenifer

deserticola

 BCMay 2002
1, 5MassasaugaSistrurus catenatus ONNov 2002
2, 5Ratsnake, EasternElaphe obsoleta ONMay 2000
1Ribbonsnake, EasternThamnophis sauritusAtlantic populationNSMay 2002
2, 3Snake, Eastern Hog-nosedHeterodon platirhinos ONNov 2001
2, 5Snake, QueenRegina septemvittata ONMay 2000
1, 5Softshell, SpinyApalone spinifera ON QCMay 2002
1StinkpotSternotherus odoratus ON QCMay 2002
 Turtle, Blanding'sEmydoidea blandingiiNova Scotia populationNSApr 1993
Amphibians (5)
2+, 3

Salamander, Allegheny

Mountain Dusky

Desmognathus ochrophaeus QCNov 2001
1, 3Salamander, Coastal GiantDicamptodon tenebrosus BCNov 2000
1Salamander, JeffersonAmbystoma jeffersonianum ONNov 2000
2, 3Spadefoot, Great BasinSpea intermontana BCNov 2001
2+, 5Toad, Fowler'sBufo fowleri ONNov 2000
Fishes (22)
1BocaccioSebastes paucispinis Pacific OceanNov 2002
2+, 3Chubsucker, LakeErimyzon sucetta ONNov 2001
 Cisco, BlackfinCoregonus nigripinnis ONApr 1988
1, 5Cisco, ShortjawCoregonus zenithicus NT AB SK MB ONMay 2003
 Cisco, ShortnoseCoregonus reighardi ONApr 1987
1Cod, AtlanticGadus morhua Atlantic OceanMay 2003
1CuskBrosme brosme Atlantic OceanMay 2003
1, 5Darter, ChannelPercina copelandi ON QCMay 2002
2+, 5Darter, Eastern SandAmmocrypta pellucida ON QCNov 2000
2, 3Gar, SpottedLepisosteus oculatus ONNov 2000
2, 3Lamprey, Cowichan LakeLampetra macrostoma BCNov 2000
2+, 3Minnow, Western SilveryHybognathus argyritis ABNov 2001
 Redhorse, BlackMoxostoma duquesnei ONApr 1988
 Redhorse, CopperMoxostoma hubbsi QCApr 1987
2, 3Sculpin, Cultus PygmyCottus sp. BCNov 2000
 Sculpin, DeepwaterMyoxocephalus thompsoni ONApr 1987
1, 5Sculpin, ShortheadCottus confusus BCMay 2001
2, 3Shiner, RosyfaceNotropis rubellus MBNov 2001
2, 5Smelt, Lake Utopia DwarfOsmerus sp. NBMay 2000
 Whitefish, LakeCoregonus clupeaformis ONApr 1987
1Wolffish, NorthernAnarhichas denticulatus 

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

May 2001
1Wolffish, SpottedAnarhichas minor 

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

May 2001
Lepidopterans (3)
1Hairstreak, Behr's (Columbia)Satyrium behrii columbia BCNov 2000
1Metalmark, MormonApodemia mormoPrairie populationSKMay 2003
1Skipper, DunEuphyes vestrisWestern populationBCNov 2000
Molluscs (2)
2, 5Abalone, NorthernHaliotis kamtschatkana 

Pacific coastal

waters

May 2000
1Jumping-slug, DromedaryHemphillia dromedarius BCMay 2003
Vascular Plants (37)
1, 5Aster, Anticosti

Symphyotrichum

anticostense

 QC NBMay 2000
2, 3Aster, Crooked-stem

Symphyotrichum

prenanthoides

 ONMay 2002
1, 3Aster, Western SilverySymphyotrichum sericeum MB ONMay 2000
1, 5Aster, White WoodEurybia divaricata ON QCNov 2002
2+, 5Aster, White-topSericocarpus rigidus BCMay 2000
2, 3Aster, WillowleafSymphyotrichum praealtum ONMay 2003
1, 3Blazing Star, DenseLiatris spicata ONMay 2001
1, 5Blue-flag, WesternIris missouriensis ABMay 2000
2+, 5Braya, Fernald'sBraya fernaldii NLMay 2000
2, 3BuffalograssBuchloë dactyloides SK MBNov 2001
 Chestnut, AmericanCastanea dentata ONApr 1987
1, 5Coffee-tree, KentuckyGymnocladus dioicus ONNov 2000
1, 5ColicrootAletris farinosa ONNov 2000
1Corydalis, Scouler'sCorydalis scouleri BCMay 2001
1Daisy, LakesideHymenoxys herbacea ONMay 2002
1, 5DeerberryVaccinium stamineum ONNov 2000
1Fern, Lemmon's HollyPolystichum lemmonii BCMay 2003
2, 5Gentian, PlymouthSabatia kennedyana NSMay 2000
2, 5Golden CrestLophiola aurea NSMay 2000
1, 5GoldensealHydrastis canadensis ONMay 2000
2+, 5Greenbrier, Round-leavedSmilax rotundifolia

Great Lakes Plains

population

ONMay 2001
1, 3Hoptree, CommonPtelea trifoliata ONNov 2002
1, 3Hyacinth, WildCamassia scilloides ONMay 2002
1, 5Jacob's-ladder, Van Brunt'sPolemonium vanbruntiae QCNov 2002
1Lily, Lyall's MariposaCalochortus lyallii BCMay 2001
2, 5Mosquito-fern, MexicanAzolla mexicana BCMay 2000
1+, 4Mouse-ear-cress, SlenderHalimolobos virgata AB SKMay 2000
1, 3Orchid, PhantomCephalanthera austiniae BCMay 2000
2+, 5Prairie-clover, HairyDalea villosa var. villosa SK MBMay 2000
2, 5RedrootLachnanthes caroliana NSMay 2000
1Sanicle, PurpleSanicula bipinnatifida BCMay 2001
1, 3SoapweedYucca glauca ABMay 2000
1, 5Spiderwort, WesternTradescantia occidentalis AB SK MBNov 2002
1Spike-rush, TubercledEleocharis tuberculosa NSMay 2000
2, 5Violet, Yellow Montane

Viola praemorsa ssp.

praemorsa

 BCMay 2000
2, 5Water-pennywortHydrocotyle umbellata NSMay 2000
1, 5Water-willow, AmericanJusticia americana ON QCMay 2000
Mosses (1)
1Moss, Haller's AppleBartramia halleriana BC ABNov 2001
Lichens (0)

 

Special Concern Category (143)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population NameRange of
Occurrence
Assessment
Date
Mammals (23)
 Bat, FringedMyotis thysanodes BCApr 1988
 Bat, Keen's Long-earedMyotis keenii BCApr 1988
 Bat, SpottedEuderma maculatum BCApr 1988
1, 5Bear, GrizzlyUrsus arctosNorthwestern
population
YT NT NU BC ABMay 2002
2+, 5Bear, PolarUrsus maritimus YT NT NU MB ON
QC NL
Nov 2002
2, 5Beaver, MountainAplodontia rufa BCNov 2001
1, 3Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouNorthern
Mountain
population
YT NT BCMay 2002
 

Cottontail nuttallii

subspecies, Nuttall's

Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii BCApr 1994
 Kangaroo Rat, Ord'sDipodomys ordii AB SKApr 1995
2, 5Mole, EasternScalopus aquaticus ONNov 2000
 

Mouse megalotis subspecies,

Western Harvest

Reithrodontomys megalotis

megalotis

 BCApr 1994
1, 4Porpoise, HarbourPhocoena phocoenaNorthwest
Atlantic
population
Atlantic OceanMay 2003
2, 5Prairie Dog, Black-tailedCynomys ludovicianus SKNov 2000
 

Seal Lacs des Loups Marins

subspecies, Harbour

Phoca vitulina mellonae QCApr 1996
 Shrew, GaspéSorex gaspensis QC NB NSApr 1988
 Squirrel, Southern FlyingGlaucomys volans ON QC NSApr 1988
2, 5Vole, WoodlandMicrotus pinetorum ON QCNov 2001
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasEastern
High Arctic /
Baffin Bay
population
NU Arctic OceanApr 1992
 Whale, FinBalaenoptera physalus Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1987
2+Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNortheast
Pacific
offshore
population
Pacific OceanNov 2001
 Whale, Sowerby's BeakedMesoplodon bidens Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1, 0Wolf, EasternCanis lupus lycaon ON QCMay 2001
1, 5WolverineGulo guloWestern
population

YT NT NU BC AB

SK MB ON

May 2003
Birds (22)
1, 5Chat, Eastern Yellow-breastedIcteria virens virens ONNov 2000
1, 5Curlew, Long-billedNumenius americanus BC AB SKNov 2002
1, 4Duck, HarlequinHistrionicus histrionicusEastern
population
NU QC NB NS NLMay 2001
2, 5

Falcon pealei subspecies,

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus pealei BCNov 2001
4

Falcon tundrius subspecies,

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus tundrius YT NT NU QC NLApr 1992
1Goldeneye, Barrow'sBucephala islandica QC NB NS PE NLNov 2000
2, 5Gull, IvoryPagophila eburnea YT NT NU NLNov 2001
4Hawk, FerruginousButeo regalis AB SK MBApr 1995
5Hawk, Red-shoulderedButeo lineatus ON QC NBApr 1996
 

Heron fannini subspecies,

Great Blue

Ardea herodias fannini BCApr 1997
 Murrelet, AncientSynthliboramphus antiquus BCApr 1993
2, 5Owl, BarnTyto albaWestern
population
BCNov 2001
2, 5Owl, FlammulatedOtus flammeolus BCNov 2001
 Owl, Short-earedAsio flammeus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1994
2, 5Rail, YellowCoturnicops noveboracensis NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NBNov 2001
1

Screech-owl kennicottii

subspecies, Western

Otus kennicottii kennicottii BCMay 2002
1, 5

Sparrow princeps subspecies,

Savannah

Passerculus sandwichensis

princeps

 NSMay 2000
 Thrush, Bicknell'sCatharus bicknelli QC NB NSApr 1999
1, 5Warbler, CeruleanDendroica cerulea ON QCMay 2003
5Waterthrush, LouisianaSeiurus motacilla ON QCApr 1996
2, 5Woodpecker, Lewis'sMelanerpes lewis BCNov 2001
 Woodpecker, Red-headedMelanerpes erythrocephalus SK MB ON QCApr 1996
Reptiles (11)
1Boa, RubberCharina bottae BCMay 2003
 Lizard, Greater Short-hornedPhrynosoma hernandesi AB SKApr 1992
1MilksnakeLampropeltis triangulum ON QCMay 2002
 Racer, Eastern Yellow-bellied

Coluber constrictor

flaviventris

 SKApr 1991
1Ribbonsnake, EasternThamnophis sauritusGreat Lakes
population
ONMay 2002
 Skink, Five-linedEumeces fasciatus ONApr 1998
 Skink, Northern Prairie

Eumeces septentrionalis

septentrionalis

 MBApr 1989
1Skink, WesternEumeces skiltonianus BCMay 2002
1Turtle, Northern MapGraptemys geographica ON QCMay 2002
 Turtle, SpottedClemmys guttata ON QCApr 1991
 Turtle, WoodGlyptemys insculpta ON QC NB NSApr 1996
Amphibians (8)
1Frog, Coast TailedAscaphus truei BCMay 2000
2, 5Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensWestern
Boreal/Prairie
populations
NT AB SK MBNov 2002
2, 5Frog, Red-leggedRana aurora BCMay 2002
2+, 5Salamander, Coeur d'AlenePlethodon idahoensis BCNov 2001
 Salamander, Small-mouthedAmbystoma texanum ONApr 1991
2, 5Salamander, SpringGyrinophilus porphyriticus ON QCMay 2002
2, 5Toad, Great PlainsBufo cognatus AB SK MBMay 2002
1Toad, WesternBufo boreas YT NT BC ABNov 2002
Fishes (32)
 Buffalo, BigmouthIctiobus cyprinellus SK MB ONApr 1989
 Buffalo, BlackIctiobus niger ONApr 1989
1, 5Chub, SilverMacrhybopsis storeriana MB ONMay 2001
 Cisco, SpringCoregonus sp. QCApr 1992
1Cod, AtlanticGadus morhuaArctic
population
Arctic OceanMay 2003
1Cod, AtlanticGadus morhuaMaritimes
population
Atlantic OceanMay 2003
 Dace, RedsideClinostomus elongatus ONApr 1987
 Dace, UmatillaRhinichthys umatilla BCApr 1988
 Darter, GreensideEtheostoma blennioides ONApr 1990
1, 5Killifish, BandedFundulus diaphanusNewfoundland
population
NLMay 2003
 KiyiCoregonus kiyi ONApr 1988
 Lamprey, ChestnutIchthyomyzon castaneus SK MBApr 1991
 Lamprey, Northern BrookIchthyomyzon fossor MB ON QCApr 1991
1, 5Minnow, PugnoseOpsopoeodus emiliae ONMay 2000
5Redhorse, RiverMoxostoma carinatum ON QCApr 1987
1Sculpin, Columbia MottledCottus bairdi hubbsi BCMay 2000
 Sculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornis NT NUApr 1989
 Shiner, BigmouthNotropis dorsalis MBApr 1985
2+, 5Shiner, BridleNotropis bifrenatus ON QCNov 2001
5Shiner, SilverNotropis photogenis ONApr 1987
 

Stickleback, Charlotte

Unarmoured

Gasterosteus sp. BCApr 1983
 Stickleback, GiantGasterosteus sp. BCApr 1980
 Sturgeon, GreenAcipenser medirostris BCApr 1987
 Sturgeon, ShortnoseAcipenser brevirostrum NBApr 1980
 Sturgeon, WhiteAcipenser transmontanus BCApr 1990
2+, 5Sucker, SpottedMinytrema melanops ONNov 2001
 Sunfish, OrangespottedLepomis humilis ONApr 1989
 Sunfish, RedbreastLepomis auritus NBApr 1989
1 5Topminnow, BlackstripeFundulus notatus ONMay 2001
2+, 5WarmouthLepomis gulosus ONNov 2001
 Whitefish, SquangaCoregonus sp. YTApr 1987
1Wolffish, AtlanticAnarhichas lupus 

North Atlantic

Ocean

Nov 2000
Lepidopterans (2)
2, 5MonarchDanaus plexippus 

BC AB SK MB ON

QC NB NS PE

Nov 2001
1Weidemeyer's AdmiralLimenitis weidemeyerii ABMay 2000
Molluscs (2)
1Jumping-slug, WartyHemphillia glandulosa BCMay 2003
1Oyster, OlympiaOstrea conchaphila BCNov 2000
Vascular Plants (39)
1, 4Ash, BlueFraxinus quadrangulata ONNov 2000
 Aster, BathurstSymphyotrichum subulatum NBApr 1992
 Aster, Gulf of St. Lawrence

Symphyotrichum

laurentianum

 QC NB PEApr 1989
 Bartonia, Branched

Bartonia paniculata ssp.

paniculata

 ONApr 1992
1Beggarticks, Vancouver IslandBidens amplissima BCNov 2001
 Bulrush, Long'sScirpus longii NSApr 1994
 Columbo, AmericanFrasera caroliniensis ONApr 1993
1Fern, American Hart's-tongueAsplenium scolopendrium var. ONNov 2000
 Fern, Broad BeechPhegopteris hexagonoptera ON QCApr 1983
2, 5Fern, Coastal WoodDryopteris arguta BCNov 2001
 Fleabane, Provancher's

Erigeron philadelphicus ssp.

provancheri

 QCApr 1992
 Gentian, Victorin'sGentianopsis victorinii QCApr 1987
1Goldenrod, Riddell'sSolidago riddellii MB ONNov 2000
 Goosefoot, SmoothChenopodium subglabrum AB SK MBApr 1992
 Green DragonArisaema dracontium ON QCApr 1984
 Hackberry, DwarfCeltis tenuifolia ONApr 1985
2, 5Hairgrass, MackenzieDeschampsia mackenzieana SKNov 2001
4Helleborine, GiantEpipactis gigantea BCApr 1998
2, 5Indian-plantain, TuberousArnoglossum plantagineum ONMay 2002
 Lilaeopsis, EasternLilaeopsis chinensis NSApr 1987
 Locoweed, Hare-footedOxytropis lagopus ABApr 1995
 Meadowfoam, Macoun'sLimnanthes macounii BCApr 1988
2, 5Milk-vetch, Fernald's

Astragalus robbinsii var.

fernaldii

 QC NLNov 2001
5Oak, ShumardQuercus shumardii ONApr 1999
2+, 4Pepperbush, SweetClethra alnifolia NSMay 2001
 Pondweed, Hill'sPotamogeton hillii ONApr 1986
 Quillwort, Bolander'sIsoëtes bolanderi ABApr 1995
2+, 4Rose, Climbing PrairieRosa setigera ONMay 2003
 Rose-mallow, SwampHibiscus moscheutos ONApr 1987
 Rue-anemone, FalseEnemion biternatum ONApr 1990
 Rush, New JerseyJuncus caesariensis NSApr 1992
1Tansy, Floccose

Tanacetum huronense var.

floccosum

 SKMay 2000
2, 5Thrift, Athabasca

Armeria maritima ssp.

interior

 SKMay 2002
 Water-hemlock, Victorin's

Cicuta maculata var.

victorinii

 QCApr 1987
1Willow, Felt-leafSalix silicicola NU SKMay 2000
1Willow, Sand-dune Shortcapsuled

Salix brachycarpa var.

psammophila

 SKMay 2000
1Willow, Turnor'sSalix turnorii SKMay 2000
1Woolly-heads, TallPsilocarphus elatiorPrairie
population
AB SKMay 2001
1Yarrow, Large-headed Woolly

Achillea millefolium var.

megacephalum

 SKMay 2000
Mosses (0)
Lichens (4)
 Cryptic PawNephroma occultum BCApr 1995
1Lichen, Boreal FeltErioderma pedicellatumBoreal
population
NLMay 2002
 Oldgrowth SpecklebellyPseudocyphellaria rainierensis BCApr 1996
 Seaside BoneHypogymnia heterophylla BCApr 1996


Explanation of symbols

Re-assessments and new species

3 Species placed in a higher risk category (uplisted) after re-examination on the date shown.
4 Species placed in a lower risk category (downlisted) after re-examination on the date shown.
5 Species stays in the same risk category (no change) after re-examination on the date shown.
0 Species moved to the Not at Risk category from a risk category (de-listed) on the date shown.
6 Species moved to the Data Deficient Category from a risk category, or to a risk category from the Data Deficient Category (changed), on the date shown.
(no arrow) New species examined on the date shown.

Evaluation with COSEWIC’s new quantitative criteria

COSEWIC has recently begun using quantitative criteria to assess species’ risk of extinction.

These criteria were adapted from the criteria used by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and have been used by COSEWIC since October 1999.

1 or 1+  Assessment based on a new status report or an update status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum.
2 or 2+  Species re-assessed using an existing status report. A plus sign (+) indicates the report has an addendum or that the report has been modified.

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Species examined and found to be in the NOT AT RISK category with geographical occurrence and date of last examination (by province, territory or ocean) (152 species).

 

NOT AT RISK CATEGORY (152)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population NameRange of
Occurrence
Assessment
Date
Mammals (47)
1

Badger taxus subspecies,

American

Taxidea taxus taxus AB SK MBMay 2000
5Bear, American BlackUrsus americanus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLApr 1999
15Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouNewfoundland populationNLMay 2002
5

Cottontail pinetis subspecies,

Nuttall's

Sylvilagus nuttallii pinetis AB SKApr 1994
 Dolphin, Atlantic White-sidedLagenorhynchus acutus Atlantic OceanApr 1991
 Dolphin, BottlenoseTursiops truncatus Atlantic OceanApr 1993
 Dolphin, CommonDelphinus delphis Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanApr 1991
 Dolphin, Northern Right WhaleLissodelphis borealis Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Dolphin, Pacific White-sidedLagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Dolphin, Risso'sGrampus griseus Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1990
 Dolphin, StripedStenella coeruleoalba Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1993
 Dolphin, White-beakedLagenorhynchus albirostris 

North Atlantic

Ocean

Apr 1998
6Gopher, Plains PocketGeomys bursarius MBApr 1998
1 5Lynx, CanadaLynx canadensis YT NT NU BC AB
SK MB ON QC NB
NS NL
May 2001
5NarwhalMonodon monceros Arctic OceanApr 1987
 Porpoise, Dall'sPhocoenoides dalli Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Sea Lion, CaliforniaZalophus californianus Pacific coastal
waters
Apr 1987
 Sea Lion, StellerEumetopias jubatus Pacific coastal
waters
Apr 1987
 Seal Pacific subspecies, HarbourPhoca vitulina richardsi Pacific coastal
waters
Apr 1999
 Seal, BeardedErignathus barbatus Arctic and
Atlantic coastal
waters
Apr 1994
 Seal, GreyHalichoerus grypus Atlantic coastal
waters
Apr 1999
 Seal, HoodedCystophora cristata Atlantic coastal
waters
Apr 1986
 Seal, Northern ElephantMirounga angustirostris Pacific coastal
waters
Apr 1986
 Seal, Northern FurCallorhinus ursinus Pacific coastal
waters
Apr 1996
 Seal, RingedPhoca hispida Arctic and
Atlantic coastal
waters
Apr 1989
 Squirrel, Cascade Mantled
Ground
Spermophilus saturatus BCApr 1992
 Squirrel, FoxSciurus niger MB ONApr 1979
 Walrus, AtlanticOdobenus rosmarus rosmarusEastern Arctic populationArctic OceanApr 1987
6Weasel, Prairie Long-tailedMustela frenata longicauda AB SK MBApr 1993
 Whale, Baird's BeakedBerardius bairdii Pacific OceanApr 1992
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucas Arctic OceanApr 1985
 Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucas Arctic OceanApr 1993
 Whale, Blainville's BeakedMesoplodon densirostris Atlantic OceanApr 1989
 Whale, Cuvier's BeakedZiphius cavirostris Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1990
 Whale, False KillerPseudorca crassidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
 Whale, GreyEschrichtius robustus Pacific OceanApr 1987
 Whale, Hubbs' BeakedMesoplodon carlhubbsi Pacific OceanApr 1989
1 6Whale, HumpbackMegaptera novaeangliae Atlantic OceanMay 2003
 Whale, Long-finned PilotGlobicephala melas Atlantic OceanApr 1994
 Whale, Northern BottlenoseHyperoodon ampullatus Atlantic OceanApr 1993
 Whale, Pygmy SpermKogia breviceps Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1994
 Whale, Short-finned PilotGlobicephala macrorhynchus Pacific OceanApr 1993
 Whale, SpermPhyseter macrocephalus Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1996
 Whale, Stejneger's BeakedMesoplodon stejneri Pacific OceanApr 1989
 Whale, True's BeakedMesoplodon mirus Atlantic OceanApr 1989
 Wolf, Northern GreyCanis lupus occidentalis YT NT NU BC AB
SK MB ON QC NL
Apr 1999
 Wolf, Southern GreyCanis lupus nubilus BCApr 1999
Birds (35)
6Bluebird, EasternSialia sialis AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEApr 1996
1 5Chat, Western Yellow-breastedIcteria virens auricollisPrairie populationAB SKNov 2000
 Coot, AmericanFulica americana YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1991
 Cormorant, Double-crestedPhalocrocorax auritus YT NT BC AB SK
MB ON QC NB NS
PE NL
Apr 1978
 Crane tabida subspecies,
Sandhill
Grus canadensis tabida BC MB ONApr 1979
 Eagle, BaldHaliaeetus leucocephalus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1984
5Eagle, GoldenAquila chrysaetos YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApr 1996
5Falcon, PrairieFalco mexicanus BC AB SKApr 1996
 Flycatcher, GreyEmpidonax wrightii BCApr 1992
 

Goshawk atricapillus

subspecies, Northern

Accipiter gentilis atricapillus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1995
 Grebe, Red-neckedPodiceps grisegena YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NS NLApr 1982
5GyrfalconFalco rusticolus YT NT NU BC AB SK ON QC NS PE NLApr 1987
 Harrier, NorthernCircus cyaneus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1993
6Hawk, Cooper'sAccipiter cooperii BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
 Hawk, Red-tailedButeo jamaicensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1995
 Hawk, Rough-leggedButeo lagopus YT NT NU BC MB ON QC NLApr 1995
5Hawk, Sharp-shinnedAccipiter striatus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1997
 Loon, CommonGavia immer YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1997
 Loon, Yellow-billedGavia adamsii YT NT NU BC AB MB QCApr 1997
 MerlinFalco columbarius YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1985
 Owl, BorealAegolius funereus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1995
6Owl, Great GreyStrix nebulosa YT NT BC AB SK
MB ON QC
Apr 1996
 Owl, Northern HawkSurnia ulula YT NT BC AB SK
MB ON QC NB NL
Apr 1992
 Owl, SnowyNyctea scandiaca YT NT NU MB QC NLApr 1995
6Pelican, American WhitePelecanus erythrorhynchos BC AB SK MB ONApr 1987
 Screech-Owl, EasternOtus asio SK MB ON QC NBApr 1986
6Sparrow, Baird'sAmmodramus bairdii AB SK MBApr 1996
 Sparrow, Nelson's SharptailedAmmodramus nelsoni BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PEApr 1998
6Swan, TrumpeterCygnus buccinator YT NT BC AB SK
ON
Apr 1996
5Tern, BlackChlidonias niger NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
6Tern, CaspianSterna caspia NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApr 1999
 Tern, CommonSterna hirundo NT AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1998
6Warbler, PrairieDendroica discolor ONApr 1999
 Wren, CanyonCatherpes mexicanus BCApr 1992
 Wren, SedgeCistothorus platensis AB SK MB ON QC NBApr 1993
Reptiles (5)
1Brownsnake, DeKay'sStoreria dekayi ON QCMay 2002
1Gartersnake, NorthwesternThamnophis ordinoides BCMay 2003
1Lizard, Northern AlligatorElgaria coerulea BCMay 2002
 Racer, Western Yellow-belliedColuber constrictor mormon BCApr 1991
1Watersnake, NorthernNerodia sipedon sipedon ON QCMay 2002
Amphibians (14)
 EnsatinaEnsatina eschscholtzii BCApr 1999
1Frog, Columbia SpottedRana luteiventris YT BC ABMay 2000
 Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensEastern populationON QC NB NS NLApr 1999
 Frog, PickerelRana palustris ON QC NB NSApr 1999
1Frog, Western ChorusPseudacris triseriata ON QCMay 2001
1MudpuppyNecturus maculosus MB ON QCMay 2000
 Salamander, Four-toedHemidactylium scutatum ON QC NB NSApr 1999
 Salamander, Northern DuskyDesmognathus fuscus ON QC NBApr 1999
 Salamander, NorthwesternAmbystoma gracile BCApr 1999
1Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumPrairie / Boreal populationAB SK MBNov 2001
1Salamander, Western RedbackedPlethodon vehiculum BCNov 2001
1Spadefoot, PlainsSpea bombifrons AB SK MBMay 2003
1Toad, CanadianBufo hemiophrys NT AB SK MBMay 2003
 Treefrog, Cope's GreyHyla chrysoscelis MBApr 1999
Fishes (34)
 BloaterCoregonus hoyi ONApr 1988
1 0ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceus BCMay 2003
 Chub, HornyheadNocomis biguttatus MB ONApr 1988
 Chub, RiverNocomis micropogon ONApr 1988
 Dace, LeopardRhinichthys falcatus BCApr 1990
 Darter, LeastEtheostoma microperca ONApr 1989
 Darter, RiverPercina shumardi MB ONApr 1989
 Darter, TessellatedEtheostoma olmstedi ON QCApr 1993
 Herring, BluebackAlosa aestivalis NB NSApr 1980
 Killifish, BandedFundulus diaphanus MB ON QC NB NS PE NLApr 1989
1 6Madtom, BrindledNoturus miurus ONMay 2001
 Minnow, BluntnosePimephales notatus MB ON QCApr 1998
 Minnow, CutlipsExoglossum maxillingua ON QCApr 1994
 Minnow, Eastern SilveryHybognathus regius ON QCApr 1997
 Pickerel, ChainEsox niger QC NB NSApr 1997
 Pickerel, RedfinEsox americanus americanus QCApr 1998
 Redhorse, GoldenMoxostoma erythrurum MB ONApr 1989
1 6Sardine, PacificSardinops sagax Pacific OceanMay 2002
 Sculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornis Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Apr 1989
 Sculpin, SpoonheadCottus ricei YT NT BC AB SK
MB ON QC
Apr 1989
 Shiner, BlackchinNotropis heterodon MB ON QCApr 1994
 Shiner, GhostNotropis buchanani ONApr 1993
 Shiner, RedfinLythrurus umbratilis ONApr 1988
 Shiner, RosyfaceNotropis rubellusEastern populationON QCApr 1994
 Shiner, StripedLuxilus chrysocephalus ONApr 1993
 Shiner, WeedNotropis texanus MBApr 1999
 Silverside, BrookLabidesthes sicculus ON QCApr 1989
6Stoneroller, CentralCampostoma anomalum ONApr 1998
 Sturgeon, LakeAcipenser fulvescens AB SK MB ON QCApr 1986
 Sucker, MountainCatostomus platyrhynchus BC AB SKApr 1991
 Sunfish, GreenLepomis cyanellus ONApr 1987
 Sunfish, LongearLepomis megalotis ON QCApr 1987
1Wolf-eelAnarrhichthys ocellatus Pacific OceanMay 2003
 Y-PricklebackAllolumpenus hypochromus BCApr 1991
Lepidopterans (0)
Molluscs (1)
1Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisWestern populationBC ABNov 2001
Vascular Plants (16)
 Aster, Short'sSymphyotrichum shortii ONApr 1999
 Aster, YukonSymphyotrichum yukonense YT NTApr 1996
 Brickellia, Large-floweredBrickellia grandiflora BC ABApr 1996
 FameflowerTalinum sediforme BCApr 1990
 Fleabane, DwarfErigeron radicatus AB SKApr 1996
 Goldenweed, Northern MockStenotus borealis YTApr 1997
 Mermaid, FalseFloerkea proserpinacoides ON QC NSApr 1984
 Phlox, BluePhlox alyssifolia AB SKApr 1996
 Pink, RushStephanomeria runcinata AB SKApr 1996
 Rhododendron, PacificRhododendron macrophyllum BCApr 1997
 Sagebrush, Wood'sArtemisia rupestris ssp.
woodii
 YTApr 1997
 Sedge, NebraskaCarex nebrascensis ABApr 1995
 Stitchwort, SandStellaria arenicola AB SKApr 1992
 Wallflower, Narrow-leavedErysimum angustatum YTApr 1993
6Willow, Tyrrell'sSalix tyrrellii NT SKApr 1999
 Woolly-heads, SlenderPsilocarphus tenellus var.
tenellus
 BCApr 1996
Mosses (0)
Lichens (0)

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Species examined and found to be in the DATA DEFICIENT category because of insufficient scientific information, with geographical occurrence and date of last examination (by province, territory or ocean) (29 species).

 

DATA DEFICIENT (29)
Taxon/
Assessment
Details
Common NameScientific
Name
Population NameRange of
Occurrence
Assessment
Date
Mammals (9)
0CougarPuma concolor couguarEastern populationON QC NB NSApr 1998
 Mouse dychei subspecies,
Western Harvest
Reithrodontomys megalotis
dychei
 ABApr 1994
 Porpoise, HarbourPhocoena phocoenaPacific Ocean populationPacific OceanApr 1991
 Seal Altantic subspecies,
Harbour
Phoca vitulina concolor Atlantic and Arctic
coastal waters
Apr 1999
 Vole, SagebrushLemmiscus curtatus AB SKApr 1996
 Whale, Dwarf SpermKogia simus Pacific OceanApr 1997
2+, 5Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNorthwest Atlantic /
Eastern Arctic
populations
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Nov 2001
1Whale, SeiBalaenoptera borealisAtlantic populationAtlantic OceanMay 2003
 Wolf, Arctic GreyCanis lupus arctos NT NUApr 1999
Birds (2)
 Poorwill, CommonPhalaenoptilus nuttallii BC AB SKApr 1993
 Tern, Forster'sSterna forsteri BC AB SK MB ONApr 1996
Reptiles (2)     
1BullsnakePituophis catenifer sayi AB SKMay 2002
1Turtle, Eastern BoxTerrapene carolina carolina ONMay 2002
Amphibians (0)
Fishes (8)
 Catfish, FlatheadPylodictis olivaris ONApr 1993
 Cisco, BeringCoregonus laurettae YTApr 1990
 Lamprey, DarktailLethenteron alaskense NTApr 1990
1, 0Madtom, MarginedNoturus insignis ON QCMay 2002
1, 0Prickleback, PigheadAcantholumpenus mackayi Arctic OceanMay 2003
 Sculpin, SpinynoseAsemichthys taylori Pacific coastApr 1997
2, 5Whitefish, LakeCoregonus clupeaformisMira River populationNSNov 2000
1, 0Wolffish, BeringAnarhichas orientalis Arctic OceanNov 2002
Lepidopterans (0)
Molluscs (2)
1Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisEastern populationON QCNov 2001
 Snail, Gatineau TadpolePhysella parkeri latchfordi QCApr 1997
Vascular Plants (4)
 Barley, LittleHordeum pusillum ABApr 1993
 Goldenweed, Rabbit-brushEricameria bloomeri BCApr 1997
 Pinweed, ImpoverishedLechea intermedia var.
depauperata
 SKApr 1997
 Whitlow-grass, KananaskisDraba kananaskis ABApr 1992
Mosses (0)
Lichens (2)
1Stubble, Flexuous GoldenChaenotheca servitii NSNov 2002
1Stubble, Red OakPhaeocalicium minutissimum QC NBNov 2002


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Record of Status Re-Examinations

A short history is provided for each species that has been re-examined by COSEWIC, including date(s) of examination and the status assigned. In October 1999 COSEWIC began using quantitative criteria to augment the earlier method of using status definitions to assign status. For species assessed since October 1999, the type of status report used as the basis for re-examination is indicated. Update reports focus on changes in the biological and threat information that has become available since the last time a report was prepared. For some species, COSEWIC deemed the existing report suitable for re-examination.

Acadian Flycatcher

Designated Endangered in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

American Badger

Designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Original Canada-wide listing de-activated in May 2000 when the American Badger was split according to subspecies.

American Black Bear

Designated Not at Risk in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999.

American Ginseng

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

American Water-willow

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

American White Pelican

Designated Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1987.

Anticosti Aster

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Athabasca Thrift

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

Atlantic Cod

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Split into four populations in May 2003. Original listing was de-activated. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Atlantic Walrus (Northwest Atlantic population)

Extirpated around 1850. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Atlantic Whitefish

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Aurora Trout

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Baird's Sparrow

Designated Threatened in April 1989. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996.

Banded Killifish (Newfoundland population)

Designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Banff Longnose Dace

Extinct since 1986. Designated Extinct in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Banff Springs Snail

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Barn Owl

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999, COSEWIC assessed the Western and Eastern populations of this species separately. The original listing for the Canadian range of the Barn Owl was de-activated.

Barn Owl (Eastern population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999,  COSEWIC assessed the Western and Eastern populations of this species separately. The Eastern population was designated Endangered. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Barn Owl (Western population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1984. In April 1999, the Western and Eastern populations were assessed separately. The Western population was designated Special Concern. Status reexamined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bashful Bulrush

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Bearded Owl-clover

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence River population)

Designated Endangered in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1997.

Benthic Hadley Lake Stickleback

Extinct in 1999. Designated Extinct in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Benthic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Benthic Vananda Creek Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bering Wolffish

Designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined in November 2002 and changed to Data Deficient. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Bird's-foot Violet

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Black Tern

Designated Not at Risk in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996.

Black-footed Ferret

Extirpated by 1974. Designated Extirpated in April 1978. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blackstripe Topminnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1988, April 1999 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blue Ash

Designated Threatened in April 1983. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Blue Racer

Designated Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Blue Walleye

Extinct since 1965. Designated Extinct in April 1985. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blue Whale

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1983. In May 2002, the species was split into two populations: Blue Whale (Atlantic population) and Blue Whale (Pacific population). The Atlantic population and the Pacific populations were both designated Endangered in May 2002. The original listing for Blue Whale was de-activated.

Bluehearts

Designated Threatened in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Blunt-lobed Woodsia

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Bowhead Whale (Eastern and Western Arctic Populations)

Designated Endangered in April 1980. Split into two populations (Eastern Arctic and Western Arctic) to allow a separate designation for the Western Arctic population in April 1986. Original listing was de-activated.

Bridle Shiner

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Brindled Madtom

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Buffalograss

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Burrowing Owl

Designated Threatened in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1991. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Butler's Gartersnake

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Canada Lynx

Designated Not at Risk in April 1989. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Caribou, dawsoni subspecies

Extinct by the 1920's. Designated Extinct in April 1984. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Caspian Tern

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999.

Central Stoneroller

Designated Special Concern in 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in 1998.

Cerulean Warbler

Designated Special Concern in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Channel Darter

Designated Threatened in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Chiselmouth

Designated Data Deficient in April 1997. Status re-examined and designated Not at Risk in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Climbing Prairie Rose

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2002. Downlisted to Special Concern in May 2003. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Coastal Giant Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Coastal Wood Fern

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Coeur d'Alene Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Colicroot

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Common Hoptree

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Cooper's Hawk

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996.

Cougar (Eastern population)

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined in April 1998 and designated Data Deficient.

Cowichan Lake Lamprey

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Crooked-stem Aster

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Cucumber Tree

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Deepwater Cisco

Extinct since 1952. Designated Extinct in April 1988. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Deerberry

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Deltoid Balsamroot

Designated in April 1996 as Endangered. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Dense Blazing Star

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Drooping Trillium

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-assessed and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Dwarf Wedgemussel

Extirpated by 1968. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Bluebird

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996.

Eastern Foxsnake

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Threatened in April 1986. Split according to subspecies in April 1991. The migrans subspecies was uplisted to Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Mole

Designated Special Concern in April 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1998 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Mountain Avens

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Ratsnake

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Eastern Sand Darter

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Eastern Wolf

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999. Status re-examined in May 2001 and designated Special Concern. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eelgrass Limpet

Extinct since 1929. Designated Extinct in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Engelmann's Quillwort

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Enos LakeSticklebacks

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Split into two species when re-examined in November 2002: Benthic Enos Lake Stickleback and Limnetic Enos Lake Stickleback. The original listing was de-activated. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Ermine, haidarum subspecies

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Eskimo Curlew

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

False Hop Sedge

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Fernald's Braya

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Fernald's Milk-vetch

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ferruginous Hawk

Designated Threatened in April 1980. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1995.

Flammulated Owl

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1999 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Fowler's Toad

Designated Special Concern in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Frosted Elfin

Extirpated by 1988. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Furbish's Lousewort

Designated Endangered in April 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Gattinger's Agalinis

Designated Endangered in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report that was modified.

Giant Helleborine

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1998.

Golden Crest

Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Golden Eagle

Designated Not at Risk in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996.

Golden Paintbrush

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Goldenseal

Designated Threatened in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Gravel Chub

Last recorded in Thames River drainage, ON in 1958. Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Extirpated in April 1987. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Auk

Believed to be Extinct since 1844. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Basin Spadefoot

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Great Grey Owl

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1990. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996.

Great PlainsToad

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in May 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Last reported in 1987. Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and uplisted to Extirpated in April 1990. Status re-confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Greater Sage-grouse, phaios subspecies

Has not been reported since the 1960s. Designated Extirpated in April 1997. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Greater Sage-grouse, urophasianus subspecies

Given conditional designation of Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1998 based on a revised status report. Status reexamined confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Grey Fox

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Grey Whale (Atlantic population)

Extirpated before the end of the 1800's. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Grizzly Bear

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Not at Risk in April 1979. Split into two populations in April 1991 (Prairie population and Northwestern population). Original listing for "Grizzly Bear" across Canada de-activated.

Grizzly Bear (Northwestern population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Not at Risk in April 1979. Split into two populations in April 1991 (Prairie population and Northwestern population). Northwestern population designated Special Concern in April 1991. The status was re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Grizzly Bear (Prairie population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Not at Risk in April 1979. Split into two populations in April 1991 (Prairie population and Northwestern population). Prairie population designated Extirpated in April 1991. Status reexamined and confirmed in May 2000 and in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Gyrfalcon

Designated Not at Risk in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987.

Hairy Prairie-clover

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Harbour Porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population)

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1991. Downlisted to Special Concern in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Harlequin Duck (Eastern population)

The Eastern population was designated Endangered in April 1990. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Heart-leaved Plantain

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Henslow's Sparrow

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Hoary Mountain-mint

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Hooded Warbler

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Hotwater Physa

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000 Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Humpback Whale (North Pacific population)

The "Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations" were given a single designation of Threatened in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1985 (Western North Atlantic population and North Pacific population). North Pacific population designated Threatened in 1985. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Humpback Whale (Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations)

The "Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations" were given a single designation of Threatened in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1985 (Western North Atlantic population and North Pacific population). Original listing was de-activated.

Humpback Whale (Western North Atlantic population)

The "Western North Atlantic and North Pacific populations" were given a single designation of Threatened in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1985 (Western North Atlantic population and North Pacific population). Western North Atlantic population designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report. 

Illinois Tick-trefoil

No site records since 1888. Designated Extirpated in April 1991. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Island Marble

Extirpated by 1910. Designated Extirpated in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ivory Gull

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Juniper Sedge

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Karner Blue

Has not been observed since 1991. Designated Extirpated in April 1997. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Kentucky Coffee-tree

Designated Threatened in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations)

Designated Threatened in April 1999. The Killer Whale (North Pacific "resident" populations) was de-activated in November 2001 when it was split into two populations: Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population) and Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population). Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population)

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Killer Whale (Northwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populations)

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

King Rail

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Kirtland's Warbler

Designated Endangered in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Labrador Duck

Believed to be Extinct since 1875. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Lake Chubsucker

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Lake Utopia Dwarf Smelt

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Lake Whitefish (Mira River population)

Designated Data Deficient in April 1999 and in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Large Whorled Pogonia

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Least Bittern

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Leatherback Seaturtle

Designated Endangered in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Lewis's Woodpecker

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Hadley Lake Stickleback

Extinct in 1999. Designated Extinct in April 1999. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Limnetic Vananda Creek Stickleback

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Loggerhead Shrike

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Threatened in April 1986. The excubitorides and the migrans subspecies were designated separately in April 1991, and the original listing was de-activated.

Long-billed Curlew

Designated Special Concern in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Longjaw Cisco

Extinct since 1975. Designated Extinct in April 1985. Status confirmed in May 2000. Deactivated in May 2002 because it was concluded that this species is a synonym of the Shortjaw Cisco, Coregonus zenithicus, which was designated as Threatened in 1987. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Long's Braya

Designated Endangered in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Louisiana Waterthrush

Designated Special Concern in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996.

Mackenzie Hairgrass

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Marbled Murrelet

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Margined Madtom

Designated Threatened in April 1989. Status re-examined in May 2002 and placed in the Data Deficient category. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Maritime Ringlet

Designated Endangered in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Massasauga

Designated Threatened in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Mexican Mosquito-fern

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Monarch

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Morrison Creek Lamprey

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Mountain Beaver

Designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed as Special Concern in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Mountain Plover

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Narwhal

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987.

Newfoundland Marten

Designated Not at Risk in April 1979. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1996. Status reexamined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Nodding Pogonia

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Nooksack Dace

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

North Pacific Right Whale

The Right Whale was considered a single species and designated Endangered in 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1985 and in April 1990. Split into two species in May 2003. North Pacific Right Whale was not re-evaluated, but retains the Endangered status of the original Right Whale. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Northern Abalone

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Bottlenose Whale

The Northern Bottlenose Whale was given a single designation of Not at Risk in April 1993. Split into two populations in April 1996 to allow a separate designation of the Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population). Northern Bottlenose (Davis Strait population) was not re-evaluated, but retains the Not at Risk status of the original Northern Bottlenose Whale. Original listing was de-activated.

Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)

The Northern Bottlenose Whale was given a single designation of Not at Risk in April 1993. Split into two populations in April 1996 to allow a separate designation of the Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population). Scotian Shelf population designated Special Concern in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Northern Cricket Frog

Designated Endangered in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Northern Goshawk, laingi subspecies

Designated Special Concern in April 1995. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Northern Leopard Frog (Southern Mountain population)

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)

Designated Special Concern in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Northern Madtom

Examined in April 1993 and placed in the Data Deficient category. Re-examined in April 1998 and designated Special Concern. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Northern Riffleshell

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Northern Spotted Owl

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Nuttall's Cottontail, pinetis subspecies

Designated Not at Risk in 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1994.

OregonSpotted Frog

Designated Endangered in an emergency listing in November 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Assessment based on a new status report.

Pacific Sardine

Designated Special Concern in April 1987. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pacific Water Shrew

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Paddlefish

Disappeared from Canada in approximately 1917. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pallid Bat

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Passenger Pigeon

Believed to be Extinct since 1914. Designated in April 1985 based on historic records only. Status report prepared and approved by COSEWIC in 1994. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Peary Caribou

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Threatened in April 1979. Split into three separate populations in April 1991: Banks Island, High Arctic and Low Arctic populations. The original listing was de-activated.

Peregrine Falcon, anatum subspecies

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-assessed and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Peregrine Falcon, pealei subspecies

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Peregrine Falcon, tundrius subspecies

Designated Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in April 1992.

Phantom Orchid

Designated Special Concern in April 1992. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pighead Prickleback

Designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined in May 2003 and designated Data Deficient. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pigmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)

Last reported in 1898. Designated Extirpated in April 1992. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pink Coreopsis

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pink Milkwort

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Piping Plover

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Threatened in April 1978. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1985. In May 2001, the species was re-examined and split into two groups according to subspecies. The melodus subspecies and circumcinctus subspecies were each designated Endangered in May 2001. The original listing was de-activated.

Pitcher's Thistle

Designated Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pixie Poacher

Designated Data Deficient in April 1991. Status re-examined and de-activated in November 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Plains Pocket Gopher

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1998.

Plymouth Gentian

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Polar Bear

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Special Concern in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed as Special Concern in April 1999 and in November 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Prairie Falcon

Designated Not at Risk in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1982 and in April 1996.

Prairie Long-tailed Weasel

Designated Threatened in April 1982. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1993.

Prairie Lupine

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Prairie Warbler

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999.

Prothonotary Warbler

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Pugnose Minnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Pugnose Shiner

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Purple Twayblade

Designated Threatened in April 1989. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed as Endangered in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report that was modified.

Queen Snake

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Rayed Bean

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Red Mulberry

Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Red-legged Frog

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Redroot

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996.

Right Whale

The Right Whale was considered a single species and designated Endangered in 1980. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1985 and in April 1990. Split into two species in May 2003 to allow a separate designation of the North Atlantic Right Whale. North Pacific Right Whale was not re-evaluated, but retains the Endangered status of the original Right Whale. Original listing was de-activated. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Rigid Apple Moss

Designated Threatened in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

River Redhorse

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987.

Roseate Tern

Designated Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Endangered status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Ross's Gull

Designated Special Concern in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Rosyface Shiner (Manitoba population)

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Round-leaved Greenbrier (Great Lakes Plains population)

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Sage Thrasher

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Salish Sucker

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Savannah Sparrow, princeps subspecies

Designated Special Concern in April 1979. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Scarlet Ammannia

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sea Mink

Believed Extinct since 1894. Designated Extinct in April 1986. Status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sea Otter

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Seaside Birds-foot Lotus

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Seaside Centipede

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Designated Not at Risk in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1997.

Sharp-tailed Snake

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Shorthead Sculpin

Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Shortjaw Cisco

Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Showy Goldenrod

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Shumard Oak

Designated Special Concern in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999.

Silver Chub

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Silver Shiner

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1987.

Skinner's Agalinis

Designated Endangered in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Slender Bush-clover

Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Slender Mouse-ear-cress

Designated Endangered in April 1992. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report with an addendum.

Small White Lady's-slipper

Designated Endangered in April 1981. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Small Whorled Pogonia

Designated Endangered in April 1982. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Small-flowered Lipocarpha

Designated Threatened in April 1992. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Small-flowered Sand-verbena

Designated Threatened in April 1992. Re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Soapweed

Designated Special Concern in April 1985. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Sockeye Salmon (Cultus population)

Designated Endangered in an emergency listing in October 2002. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2003. Assessment based on a new status report.

Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population)

Designated Endangered in an emergency listing in October 2002. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2003. Assessment based on a new status report.

Southern Maidenhair Fern

Designated Endangered in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Speckled Dace

Designated Special Concern in April 1980. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Spiny Softshell

Designated Threatened in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Spotted Gar

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spotted Sucker

Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1994 and in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Spotted Wintergreen

Designated Endangered in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1998 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sprague's Pipit

Designated Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spring Blue-eyed Mary

No site records since 1954. Designated Extirpated in April 1987. Extirpated status confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Spring Salamander

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Sweet Pepperbush

Designated Threatened in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1998. Status re-examined and downlisted to Special Concern in May 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report that was modified.

Swift Fox

Last seen in Saskatchewan in 1928. Designated Extirpated in April 1978. Status reexamined and downlisted to Endangered in April 1998 after successful reintroductions. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Thread-leaved Sundew

Designated Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Tiny Cryptanthe

Designated Endangered in April 1998. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Toothcup

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Townsend's Mole

Designated Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Trumpeter Swan

Designated Special Concern in April 1978. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1996.

Tuberous Indian-plantain

Designated Special Concern in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed inApril 1999 and in May 2002. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Tyrrell's Willow

Designated Threatened in April 1981. Status re-examined and de-listed (Not at Risk) in April 1999.

Van Brunt's Jacob's-ladder

Designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Vancouver Island Marmot

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in April 1997 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Virginia Goat's-rue

Designated Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Warmouth

Designated Special Concern in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Water-pennywort

Designated Endangered in April 1985. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Water-plantain Buttercup

Designated Endangered in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Wavy-rayed Lampmussel

Designated Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in October 1999. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Western Blue-flag

Designated Threatened in April 1990. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Screech-Owl

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Data Deficient in April 1995. In May 2002, the species was re-examined and split into two groups according to subspecies. The kennicottii subspecies was designated Special Concern and the macfarlanei subspecies was designated Threatened in May 2002. The original listing was de-activated. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Silvery Aster

Designated Special Concern in 1988. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Silvery Minnow

Designated Special Concern in April 1997. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Western Spiderwort

Designated Threatened in April 1992. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)

The British Columbia population of the auricollis subspecies was designated Threatened in April 1994. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)

The Prairie population of the auricollis subspecies was designated Not at Risk in April 1994. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White Prairie Gentian

Designated Endangered in April 1991. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2001. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White Wood Aster

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White-headed Woodpecker

Designated Threatened in April 1992. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

White-top Aster

Designated Threatened in April 1996. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Whooping Crane

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Wild Hyacinth

Designated Special Concern in April 1990. Re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Willowleaf Aster

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in May 2003. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Wolverine

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1989 (Western and Eastern populations). Original listing was de-activated.

Wolverine (Eastern population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1989 (Western population and Eastern population). Eastern population was designated Endangered in April 1989 and confirmed in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Wolverine (Western population)

The species was considered a single unit and assigned a status of Special Concern in April 1982. Split into two populations in April 1989 (Western and Eastern populations). Western population was designated Special Concern in April 1989. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2003. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Wood Bison

Designated Endangered in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Threatened in April 1988. Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Atlantic-Gaspésie population)

Atlantic-Gaspésie population designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in May 2000. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Boreal population)

The Boreal population was designated Threatened in May 2000. This newly-defined population is comprised of a portion of the de-activated "Western population" and all of the de-activated "Labrador-Ungava population." Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Labrador-Ungava population)

Labrador-Ungava population was designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Labrador-Ungava population de-activated in May 2000. Former Labrador-Ungava population is contained within the Boreal population.

Woodland Caribou (Newfoundland population)

Newfoundlandpopulation was designated Not at Risk in April 1984. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000 and in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Northern Mountain population)

The Northern Mountain population was designated Not at Risk in May 2000. This population was formerly designated as part of the "Western population" (now deactivated). Status re-examined and uplisted to Special Concern in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Southern Mountain population)

The Southern Mountain population was designated Threatened in May 2000. This population was formerly designated as part of the "Western population" (now deactivated). Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2002. Last assessment based on an update status report.

Woodland Caribou (Western population)

Western population was designated Special Concern in April 1984. Western population de-activated in May 2000. Former Western population is contained within the following newly designated populations: Northern Mountain, Southern Mountain and Boreal.

Woodland Vole

Designated Special Concern in April 1998.Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Wood-poppy

Designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report with an addendum.

Yellow Montane Violet

Designated Threatened in April 1995. Status re-examined and confirmed in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

Yellow Rail

Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.

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Cross-reference of common and scientific names (including population names, where applicable) for species assessed by COSEWIC. Most of these names have been used by COSEWIC in the past but are no longer in use. Some common synonyms are also included.
Previous Name(s) or SynonymCurrent Common Name or Scientific Name (population)
Abronia micranthaTripterocalyx micranthus
Acadian WhitefishAtlantic Whitefish
Acris crepitans blanchardiAcris crepitans
American Marten (Newfoundland population)Newfoundland Marten
Anatum Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon anatum subspecies
Apple MossRigid Apple Moss
Ascaphus trueiAscaphus montanus
Ascaphus truei (Pacific Coast population)Ascaphus truei
Ascaphus truei (Southern Mountain population)Ascaphus montanus
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanumAsplenium scolopendrium var.
Aster anticostensisSymphyotrichum anticostense
Aster curtusSericocarpus rigidus
Aster divaricatusEurybia divaricata
Aster laurentianusSymphyotrichum laurentianum
Aster praealtusSymphyotrichum praealtum
Aster prenanthoidesSymphyotrichum prenanthoides
Aster shortiiSymphyotrichum shortii
Aster subulatus var. obtusifoliusSymphyotrichum subulatum
Aster yukonensisSymphyotrichum yukonense
Bathurst Aster (Bathurst population)Bathurst Aster
Benthic Texada Island SticklebackBenthic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Black RatsnakeEastern Ratsnake
Blackline PricklebackPighead Prickleback
Blanchard's Cricket FrogNorthern Cricket Frog
Blue-eyed MarySpring Blue-eyed Mary
Bowl LimpetEelgrass Limpet
Bufo woodhousii fowleriBufo fowleri
Cacalia plantagineaArnoglossum plantagineum
Charlotte Unarmoured SticklebacksCharlotte Unarmoured Stickleback
Cimicifuga elataActaea elata
Clemmys insculptaGlyptemys insculpta
Clemmys marmorataActinemys marmorata
Common Hop-treeCommon Hoptree
Common WatersnakeNorthern Watersnake
Coregonus canadensisCoregonus huntsmani
Coregonus clupeaformisCoregonus clupeaformis (Mira River population)
Eastern Fox SnakeEastern Foxsnake
Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeMassasauga
Eastern MassasaugaMassasauga
Eastern MilksnakeMilksnake
Eastern Short-horned LizardGreater Short-horned Lizard
Elaphe obsoleta obsoletaElaphe obsoleta
Elaphe vulpina gloydiElaphe gloydi
Elgaria coerulea principisElgaria coerulea
Emydoidea blandingiEmydoidea blandingii (Nova Scotia population)
Ermine (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Ermine haidarum subspecies
Few-flowered Club-rushBashful Bulrush
Gasterosteus aculeatusGasterosteus sp.
Gentiana victoriniiGentianopsis victorinii
Goat's-rueVirginia Goat's-rue
Great Basin Gopher SnakeGreat Basin Gophersnake
Greater Sandhill CraneSandhill Crane tabida subspecies
Grey WolfArctic Grey Wolf
Grey WolfEastern Wolf
Grey WolfNorthern Grey Wolf
Grey WolfSouthern Grey Wolf
Grizzly Bear [no population name]Grizzly Bear (Northwestern population)
Gymnocladus dioicaGymnocladus dioicus
Haplopappus macleaniiStenotus borealis
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Atlantic subspecies
Harbour SealHarbour Seal Pacific subspecies
Harbour Seal (Lac des Loups Marins landlocked  population)Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Icteria virens virens (Eastern population)Icteria virens virens
Incisalia irusCallophrys [Incisalia] irus
"Ipswich" Savannah SparrowSavannah Sparrow princeps subspecies
Isopyrum biternatumEnemion biternatum
Lake Erie Water SnakeLake Erie Watersnake
Lake LampreyCowichan Lake Lamprey
Lake Simcoe WhitefishLake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)
Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides (Prairie population)Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides
Lanius ludovicianus migrans (Eastern population)Lanius ludovicianus migrans
Leatherback TurtleLeatherback Seaturtle
LilaeopsisEastern Lilaeopsis
Limnetic Texada Island SticklebackLimnetic Paxton Lake Stickleback
Loggerhead Shrike (Eastern population)Eastern Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike (Prairie population)Prairie Loggerhead Shrike
Long-tailed Weasel (Prairie population)Prairie Long-tailed Weasel
Lottia alveusLottia alveus alveus
LynxCanada Lynx
MacLean's GoldenweedNorthern Mock Goldenweed
Mexican Mosquito FernMexican Mosquito-fern
Mira River WhitefishLake Whitefish (Mira River population)
Mountain Dusky SalamanderAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Mustela erminea haidarum (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Mustela erminea haidarum
Night SnakeNightsnake
North Sea Beaked WhaleSowerby's Beaked Whale
Northern Bottlenose WhaleNorthern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population)
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Gully population)Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)
Northern GoshawkNorthern Goshawk atricapillus subspecies
Northern Leopard Frog (Prairie population)Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations)
Northern Red-legged FrogRed-legged Frog
Northern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)
Northern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)Eastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)
Northwestern Alligator LizardNorthern Alligator Lizard
Nuttall's Cottontail (British Columbia population)Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies
Nuttall's Cottontail (Prairie population)Nuttall's Cottontail pinetis subspecies
Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus Lake population)Oncorhynchus nerka (Cultus population)
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw Lake population)Oncorhynchus nerka (Sakinaw population)
Pacific Giant SalamanderCoastal Giant Salamander
Pacific Gopher SnakePacific Gophersnake
Pacific Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron fannini subspecies
Panax quinquefoliumPanax quinquefolius
Peale's Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon pealei subspecies
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostrePhrynosoma hernandesi
Phrynosoma douglassii douglassiiPhrynosoma douglasii (British Columbia population)
Plains Spadefoot ToadPlains Spadefoot
Polemonium van-bruntiaePolemonium vanbruntiae
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)Pigmy Short-horned Lizard (British Columbia population)
Queen Charlotte GoshawkNorthern Goshawk laingi subspecies
Rangifer tarandus dawsoni (Queen Charlotte Islands population)Rangifer tarandus dawsoni
Sage Grouse (British Columbia population)Greater Sage-grouse phaios subspecies
Sage Grouse (Prairie population)Greater Sage-grouse urophasianus subspecies
Salamander MusselMudpuppy Mussel
Sand VerbenaSmall-flowered Sand-verbena
Scirpus verecundusTrichophorum planifolium
Simpsonais ambiguaSimpsonaias ambigua
Sistrurus catenatus catenatusSistrurus catenatus
Smallmouth SalamanderSmall-mouthed Salamander
Sockeye Salmon (Cultus Lake population)Sockeye Salmon (Cultus population)
Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw Lake population)Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population)
Solidago speciosa var. rigidiusculaSolidago speciosa
Speotyto cuniculariaAthene cunicularia
Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell
Eastern Spiny Softshell TurtleSpiny Softshell
Spotted OwlNorthern Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalisStrix occidentalis caurina
Tailed Frog (Pacific Coast population)Coast Tailed Frog
Tailed Frog (Southern Mountain population)Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog
Tundra Peregrine FalconPeregrine Falcon tundrius subspecies
Van Brunt's Jacob's LadderVan Brunt's Jacob's-ladder
Virgulus sericeusSymphyotrichum sericeum
Western Harvest Mouse (British Columbia population)Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies
Western Harvest Mouse (Prairie population)Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies
Western Silver-leaved AsterWestern Silvery Aster
Willow AsterWillowleaf Aster
Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population); Woodland Caribou Dawson's subspecies

Caribou dawsoni subspecies

 

Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (British Columbia population)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Eastern population)Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Prairie population)

 

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Chair, COSEWIC
Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet

Département de biologie
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1

 

SPECIES SPECIALIST SUBCOMMITTEES AND

ABORIGINAL TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE SUBCOMMITTEE

(2002-2003)

 

Amphibians & Reptiles

Co-chair
Dr. David M. Green
Redpath Museum, McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 2K6

Co-chair
Dr. Ronald J. Brooks
Department of Zoology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Terrestrial Mammals

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

Co-Chair
Dr. M. Brock Fenton
Department of Biology
York University
North York, ON M3J 1P3

Birds

Co-chair
Richard Cannings
1330 East Debeck Road
R.R. 1, Site11 - Comp. 96
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Co-Chair
Dr. Marty L. Leonard
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4J1

 

Lepidopterans & Molluscs

Co-chair
Co-Chair (Lepidopterans)
Dr. B. Theresa Fowler
Science Advisor /
Species Assessment Biologist
Species at Risk Branch
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3

Co-Chair (Molluscs)
Dr. Gerald L. Mackie
Department of Zoology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

 

Marine Mammals

Co-chair
Dr. Andrew Trites
Director
Marine Mammal Research Unit
Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
2204 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Co-Chair
Dr. Hal Whitehead
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4J1

 

Vascular Plants & Lichens

Co-Chair (Vascular Plants)
Dr. Erich Haber
c/o National Botanical Services
604 Wavell Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 3A8

 


Co-Chair (Mosses and Lichens)
Dr. René Belland
Devonian Botanic Garden
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

 

Marine Fishes

Co-chair (Atlantic)
Dr. Richard L. Haedrich
Research Professor.
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
4 Clark Place
St. John's, NL A1B 5S7

Co-Chair (Pacific)
Dr. Mart R. Gross
Professor, Department of Zoology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5

 

Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge

Co-Chair
Henry Lickers
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Department of the Environment
P.O. Box 579
Cornwall, ON K6H 5T3


Co-Chair
Larry Carpenter
Wildlife Management Advisory Council
Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 2120
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

 

Freshwater Fishes

Co-Chair
Dr. Robert Campbell
983 Route 800 E
R.R. #1
St. Albert, ON K0A 3C0

 

Co-chair
Dr. Claude Renaud
Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa
Research Scientist - Icthyology
Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. Box 3443 - Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4


The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)

 

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 and knowledge for species at risk in Canada. On June 5th 2003, the Species at Risk Act (SARA) was proclaimed. SARA establishes COSEWIC as a legal entity, ensuring that species will continue to be assessed under a rigorous and independent scientific process.

 

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

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