COSEWIC wildlife species assessments by taxonomic group, April 2018

Table displays the number of wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. Results are sorted by risk status and taxonomic group.

Assessment results by taxonomic group, April 20181
Status Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Fishes Arthropods Molluscs Vascular plants Mosses Lichens Total
Extinct - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
Extirpated - - - - - - - - - - 0
Endangered 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 - 16
Threatened - 1 1 - 8 - - 2 - 1 13
Special concern - 2 2 - - 1 - 7 - - 12
Not at risk - - - - - - - - - - 0
Data deficient - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
Total 1 6 4 3 12 2 2 12 1 1 44

Meeting date: April 27, 2018


(1) The review of classification of the Hotwater Physa (Physella wrighti) was 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.

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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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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.