COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), May 2021

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Wildlife species are sorted according to current status and then by taxonomic group. Previous status is shown when applicable.

Status May 2021 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Endangered Birds Ross's Gull Threatened April 2007 NU, MB, NL, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Endangered Reptiles Common Five-lined Skink (Carolinian population) Endangered April 2007 ON
Endangered Fishes Lake Chubsucker Endangered November 2008 ON
Endangered Fishes White Shark (Atlantic population) Endangered April 2006 QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, Atlantic Ocean
Endangered Arthropods Edwards' Beach Moth Endangered April 2009 BC
Endangered Molluscs Black Hills Mountainsnail Not applicable AB, SK
Endangered Lichens Vole Ears Lichen Endangered November 2009 NB, NS, NL
Threatened Mammals Swift Fox Threatened November 2009 AB, SK
Threatened Birds Short-eared Owl Special Concern April 2008 YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Threatened Reptiles Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Threatened November 2007 ON
Threatened Molluscs Atlantic Mud-piddock Threatened November 2009 NS, Atlantic Ocean
Threatened Molluscs Purple Wartyback Not applicable ON
Threatened Vascular Plants American Water-willow Threatened May 2000 ON, QC
Threatened Vascular Plants Kentucky Coffee-tree Threatened November 2000 ON
Threatened Vascular Plants Western Silvery Aster Threatened May 2000 MB, ON
Threatened Lichens Seaside Centipede Lichen Endangered April 2006 BC
Special Concern Birds Band-tailed Pigeon Special Concern November 2008 BC
Special Concern Birds Barn Swallow Threatened May 2011 YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Special Concern Birds Ferruginous Hawk Threatened April 2008 AB, SK, MB
Special Concern Reptiles Common Five-lined Skink (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Special Concern April 2007 ON
Special Concern Amphibians Coeur d'Alene Salamander Special Concern November 2007 BC
Special Concern Fishes Tope Special Concern April 2007 BC, Pacific Ocean
Special Concern Arthropods Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Endangered November 2008 NB
Special Concern Arthropods Grappletail Not applicable BC
Special Concern Vascular Plants Coastal Wood Fern Special Concern November 2001 BC
Special Concern Vascular Plants Lakeside Daisy Threatened May 2002 ON


Meeting date: May 4, 2021

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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.

COSEWIC secretariat

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

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