COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, April 2017

Table displays the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. Table is sorted by range of occurrence.

Assessment results with range of occurrence (by province, territory, or ocean), April 20171
Common name (population) Taxon Status YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Arctic Ocean Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Walrus (Nova Scotia - Newfoundland - Gulf of St Lawrence population) Mammals Extinct - - - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - Yes
Caribou (Eastern Migratory population) Mammals Endangered - - - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - Yes
Ord's Kangaroo Rat Mammals Endangered - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Atlantic Walrus (High Arctic population) Mammals Special Concern - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - Yes - -
Atlantic Walrus (Central / Low Arctic population) Mammals Special Concern - - Yes - - - Yes - Yes - - - Yes Yes - Yes
Burrowing Owl Birds Endangered - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - - -
Lark Bunting Birds Threatened - - - - Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - - -
Harris's Sparrow Birds Special Concern - Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - -
Rusty Blackbird Birds Special Concern Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - -
Bullsnake Reptiles Special concern - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Chinook Salmon (Okanagan population) Fishes Endangered - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - Yes -
Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay populations) Fishes Endangered - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - -
Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Fishes Endangered - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - -
Shortnose Cisco Fishes Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Fishes Threatened - - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Deepwater Sculpin (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Fishes Special Concern - - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Deepwater Sculpin (Waterton Lake population) Fishes Special Concern - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - -
Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay populations) Fishes Special Concern - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Shortfin Mako (Atlantic population) Fishes Special Concern - - - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - Yes
Deepwater Sculpin (Western Hudson Bay populations) Fishes Not at Risk - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Deepwater Sculpin (Western Arctic populations) Fishes Not at Risk - Yes - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - -
Deepwater Sculpin (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Fishes Not at Risk - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - - -
Deepwater Sculpin (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay populations) Fishes Data Deficient - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Columbia Dune Moth Arthropods Data Deficient - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eastern Banded Tigersnail Molluscs Endangered - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Eastern Pondmussel Molluscs Special Concern - - - - - - - Yes - - - - - - - -
Western Banded Tigersnail Molluscs Not at Risk - - - Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butternut Vascular Plants Endangered - - - - - - - Yes Yes Yes - - - - - -
Spotted Wintergreen Vascular Plants Threatened - - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Anticosti Aster Vascular Plants Special Concern - - - - - - - - Yes Yes - - - - - -
Long's Bulrush Vascular plants Special Concern - - - - - - - - - - Yes - - - - -
Annual Saltmarsh Aster Vascular plants Not at Risk - - - - - - - - Yes Yes - Yes - - - -
Rusty Cord-moss Mosses Special Concern - - - Yes - Yes - - - - - - - - - -

(1) The reports on Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis), Acuteleaf Small Limestone Moss (Seligeria acutifolia), and Porsild’s Bryum (Haplodontium macrocarpum) were withdrawn to allow inclusion of recent information. These wildlife species will be re-considered by COSEWIC in November 2017.

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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.


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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.