COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, November 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), November 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
Caribou (Dolphin and Union population) Mammals Endangered                            
Grey whale (Pacific Coast feeding group population) Mammals Endangered                            
Grey whale (Western Pacific population) Mammals Endangered                            
Grey whale (Northern Pacific migratory population) Mammals Not at risk                      
Williamson's sapsucker Birds Endangered                              
Northern saw-whet owl brooksi subspecies Birds Threatened                              
Peregrine falcon pealei subspecies Birds Special concern                              
Peregrine falcon anatum/tundrius Birds Not at risk        
Prairie skink Reptiles Special concern                              
Redside dace Fishes Endangered                              
Sockeye salmon (Cultus-L population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Bowron-ES population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Harrison (U/S )-L population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Quesnel-S population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Seton-L population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Takla-Trembleur-EStu population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Takla-Trembleur-Stuart-S population) Fishes Endangered                            
Sockeye salmon (Taseko-ES population)  Fishes Endangered                            
Lumpfish Fishes Threatened              
Sockeye salmon (North Barriere-ES population)  Fishes Threatened                            
Sockeye salmon (Widgeon (river-type) population)  Fishes Threatened                            
Vancouver lamprey Fishes Threatened                              
Western silvery minnow Fishes Threatened                              
Bering cisco Fishes Special concern                              
Sockeye salmon (Kamloops-ES population) Fishes Special concern                            
Sockeye salmon (Lillooet-Harrison-L population) Fishes Special concern                            
Sockeye salmon (Nahatlatch-ES population) Fishes Special concern                            
Sockeye salmon (Francois-Fraser-S population) Fishes Special concern                            
Sockeye salmon (Harrison (D/S)-L population) Fishes Special concern                            
Sockeye salmon (Nadina-Francois-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Chilliwack-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Shuswap complex-L population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Shuswap-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Anderson-Seton-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Pitt-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Harrison River (river-type) population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Chilko-ES population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Sockeye salmon (Chilko-S population) Fishes Not at risk                            
Verna's flower moth Arthropods Threatened                          
Red-tailed leafhopper (Great Lakes Plains population) Arthropods Special concern                              
Quebec rockcress Vascular plants Endangered                              
Yukon wild buckwheat Vascular plants Special concern                              
Porsild's bryum Mosses Threatened                        
Spoon-leaved moss Mosses Threatened                              

Meeting date: December 1, 2017


(1) The review of classification of the pale-bellied frost lichen (Physconia subpallida) was not completed. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) decided that a fully updated status report is required to assess the status of this wildlife species. The assessments of American bumble bee (Bombus pennsylvanicus), red-tailed leafhopper (Aflexia rubranura) Prairie population, and smoker’s lung lichen (Lobaria retigera) were deferred. These wildlife species will be re-considered by COSEWIC at a later meeting.

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