Critical Habitat Orders

Critical Habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Order

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population as Endangered in May 2003 and November 2013. The assessment was based upon the best available information on the biological status of the population, including scientific knowledge. An “endangered species” is defined under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a wildlife species that is facing imminent extirpation or extinction.

Consultation period: 2016-05-14 to 2016-06-13


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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