Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus), Atlantic Population in Canada

The eastern ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) is a small, slender, semi-aquatic snake typically found in slow flowing wetlands with abundant aquatic and terrestrial vegetation. Like several other species in the province, eastern ribbonsnakes occur near the northern limit of their range in Nova Scotia and are isolated from the species’ main range. Within the province, eastern ribbonsnakes appear to have a limited distribution in the southwest interior and are only known to occur in scattered wetlands of three watersheds. The isolation, restricted distribution, and apparently small population size have resulted in the listing of the Atlantic population as Threatened under both the federal Species At Risk Act (S.C. 2002, c.29) and the Nova Scotia Endangered Species Act (S.N.S. 1998, c.11).

Consultation period: 2011-05-13 to 2011-07-12


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Contact Person(s)

Duncan Smith
Species at Risk Stewardship Biologist
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada
Box 236
Maitland Bridge, NS
B0T 1B0
Tel: 902-682-4007
Fax: 902-682-3367
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