Action Plans

Action Plan for the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus circumcinctus) in Saskatchewan

The Piping Plover is a migratory bird covered under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and is under the management jurisdiction of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 47) requires the competent minister to prepare action plans, based on the recovery strategy, for listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species. The Piping Plover circumcinctus subspecies was designated as Endangered by Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2001 (COSEWIC In press) and officially listed under SARA in June 2003. In Saskatchewan, the Piping Plover is listed as endangered in The Wild Species at Risk Regulations under The Wildlife Act (part V). This designation protects the Piping Plover from being disturbed, collected, harvested, captured, killed and exported, and it protects its nest from disturbance and destruction. Although provincial agencies are represented on the Prairie Piping Plover Recovery Team, there currently is no provincial Piping Plover recovery team or implementation group specifically for the province of Saskatchewan. The Canadian Wildlife Service – Prairie and Northern Region, Environment Canada, led the development of this action plan. The proposed action plan meets SARA requirements in terms of content and process (Section 49).

Consultation period: 2009-10-23 to 2009-12-21


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Recovery Planning
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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