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COSEWIC wildlife species assessment

Twice per year, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets to discuss and evaluate the status of Canadian wildlife species. Here you will find the List of Wildlife Species scheduled for the next COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, the results of wildlife species assessment meetings, and the updated COSEWIC Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk Publication.

Assessment process

Upcoming wildlife species assessments

COSEWIC meets twice a year to consider new and updated reports and to make its status determinations.

Consult the COSEWIC status reports in preparation to view a list of wildlife species sorted by expected date of wildlife species assessment.

Assessment results (May 2019 COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting)

Archived: COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting

Canadian wildlife species at risk

All wildlife species assessed by COSEWIC as of October 2018.

Canadian wildlife species at risk October 2018, which is best viewed on your computer screen, also includes minor revisions to COSEWIC information that occur throughout the year. This document is available upon request by contacting the COSEWIC secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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About us

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is an independent advisory panel to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada that meets twice a year to assess the status of wildlife species at risk of extinction. Members are wildlife biology experts from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector responsible for designating wildlife species in danger of disappearing from Canada.


COSEWIC secretariat
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 16th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

Telephone: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
Email: ec.cosepac-cosewic.ec@canada.ca

Latest News

COSEWIC press release: May 2019

ST. JOHN'S, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's marine protected areas are more important than ever. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just assessed three whales, including two of the world's largest, as under threat in Canadian waters.


Assessment results (May 2019 COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting)

Twice per year, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets to discuss and evaluate the status of Canadian wildlife species. Here you will find the List of Wildlife Species scheduled for the next COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, the results of wildlife species assessment meeting, and the updated COSEWIC Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk Publication.