COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), December 2021

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Wildlife species are sorted according to current status and then by taxonomic group. Previous status is shown when applicable1.

Status December 2021 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Extinct Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Adams-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Extinct Fishes Sockeye Salmon (North Barriere-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Extinct Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Seton-S population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Extirpated Mammals Black-footed Ferret Extirpated April 2009 AB, SK
Extirpated Birds Greater Prairie-Chicken Extirpated November 2009 AB, SK, MB, ON
Extirpated Birds Greater Sage-Grouse phaios subspecies Extirpated April 2008 BC
Extirpated Molluscs Dwarf Wedgemussel Extirpated November 2009 NB
Extirpated Mosses Incurved Grizzled Moss Extirpated May 2012 ON
Endangered Birds Greater Sage-Grouse urophasianus subspecies Endangered April 2008 AB, SK
Endangered Birds Mountain Plover Endangered November 2009 AB, SK
Endangered Birds Sage Thrasher Endangered November 2010 BC, AB, SK
Endangered Reptiles Sharp-tailed Snake (Coast Mountains population) Not applicable BC
Endangered Amphibians Northern Leopard Frog (Rocky Mountain population) Endangered April 2009 BC
Endangered Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Fraser-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Momich-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Reptiles Eastern Foxsnake (Carolinian population) Endangered April 2008 ON
Threatened Reptiles Eastern Foxsnake (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Endangered April 2008 ON
Threatened Reptiles Sharp-tailed Snake (Pacific Coast population) Endangered November 2009 BC
Special Concern Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Coquitlam-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Special Concern Fishes Sockeye Salmon (Alouette-ES population (original)) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean

(1) The review of classification of the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens), Western Boreal/Prairie populations, was completed. This report was deferred to allow further consideration of the Designatable Unit structure.

Meeting date: December 1, 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.

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