COSEWIC summary of assessment results to date, November 2019

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Summary of COSEWIC assessment results as of November 20191: status according to taxonomic group

Status Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Fishes Arthropods Molluscs Vascular Plants Mosses Lichens Total
Extinct 4 3 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 19
Extirpated 2 2 5 1 2 4 2 3 1 0 22
Endangered 32 32 17 13 79 44 22 107 11 6 363
Threatened 16 29 10 5 54 9 6 49 4 8 190
Special Concern 31 26 17 9 58 17 13 50 5 9 235
Total 85 92 49 28 203 74 44 209 22 23 829

Summary of Data Deficient and Not at Risk wildlife species that have been examined by COSEWIC, according to taxonomic group

Taxonomic Group Not at Risk Data Deficient
Mammals 43 7
Birds 37 2
Reptiles 5 0
Amphibians 15 1
Fishes 66 31
Arthropods 2 4
Molluscs 3 5
Vascular Plants 23 5
Mosses 3 1
Lichens 1 3
Total 198 59


Meeting date: November 29, 2019

(1) There are now 810 wildlife species in COSEWIC risk categories which include Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern.

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

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