COSEWIC wildlife species assessments by taxonomic group, December 2021

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Status Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Fishes Arthropods Molluscs Vascular Plants Mosses Lichens Total
Extinct - - - - 3 - - - - - 3
Extirpated 1 2 - - - - 1 - 1 - 5
Endangered - 3 1 1 2 - - - - - 7
Threatened - - 3 - - - - - - - 3
Special Concern - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
Not at Risk - - - - - - - - - - 0
Data Deficient - - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 1 5 4 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 20


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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