• Home
  • Reports
  • Status reports in preparation

COSEWIC status report in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated August 5, 2022

This table lists the current stage of development for each status report. The table is sorted by expected date of species assessment. The assessment date for any wildlife species may change for a variety of reasons. Please check this list frequently if you use this information in your work.

Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions 1

November 2022 (33) wildlife species

Amphibians Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus Special concern April 2010 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) AB, CWS, DFO, MB, Parks, SK
Arthropods American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus Extirpated November 2011 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods Bert's Predaceous Diving Beetle Sanfilippodytes bertae Endangered November 2009 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) AB, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Half-moon Hairstreak Satyrium semiluna Endangered April 2006 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) AB, BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Hornless Oakworm Moth Anisota finlaysoni Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Island Marble Euchloe ausonides insulanus Extirpated April 2010 Revision to final report (Rapid Review of Classification) BC, CWS, NJFMC, NWC, Parks
Arthropods Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Endangered April 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, NB, ON, Parks, QC
Birds Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli Threatened November 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, NB, NS, Parks, QC
Birds Eastern Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Threatened April 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Horned Grebe (Magdalen Islands population) Podiceps auritus Endangered April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, NB, NS, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Cordilleran Sucker Pantosteus bondi Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, TWJFC
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Pantosteus jordani Not at risk November 2010 Revision to final report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker (Missouri populations) Pantosteus jordani Threatened November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker Pantosteus jordani Not applicable Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Silver Shiner Notropis photogenis Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Lichens Scaly Fringe Lichen Heterodermia squamulosa Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CMN, CWS, NB, NS, Parks
Marine mammals Humpback Whale (North Pacific population) Megaptera novaeangliae Special concern May 2011 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine mammals Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus Threatened November 2010 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Molluscs Brook Floater Alasmidonta varicosa Special concern April 2009 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Molluscs Magnum Mantleslug Magnipelta mycophaga Not applicable Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Molluscs Northern Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Endangered April 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Mosses Poor Pocket Moss Fissidens pauperculus Endangered May 2011 Revision to final report (Rapid Review of Classification) BC, CWS, Parks
Mosses Rigid Apple Moss Bartramia aprica Endangered November 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Atlantic population) Dermochelys coriacea Endangered May 2012 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) Atlantic Ocean, BC, CWS, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, NWC, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB, TWPCB
Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Pacific population) Dermochelys coriacea Endangered May 2012 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Reptiles Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina Special concern November 2008 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Terrestrial mammals Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Terrestrial mammals Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YT
Terrestrial mammals Mountain Beaver Aplodontia rufa Special concern May 2012 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) BC, CWS, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YT
Vascular plants Foothill sedge Carex tumulicola Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Slender Mouse-ear-cress Crucihimalaya virgata Threatened May 2000 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) AB, ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Small-flowered Sand-verbena Tripterocalyx micanthus Endangered November 2002 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) AB, CWS, Parks, SK

April 2023 (46) wildlife species

Amphibians Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence - Canadian Shield) Pseudacris triseriata Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Amphibians Western Chorus Frog (Carolinian population) Pseudacris triseriata Not at risk April 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Riverine Clubtail (Great Lakes Plains population) Stylurus amnicola Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Riverine Clubtail (Boreal population) Stylurus amnicola Data Deficient November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, Parks, QC
Arthropods Riverine Clubtail (Prairie population) Stylurus amnicola Data Deficient November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, MB, Parks
Birds Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Endangered April 2006 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, NL, NMRWB, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks, TJFB, WMAC-NWT, YT
Birds Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Threatened April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, MB, NB, ON, Parks, QC
Birds Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Endangered May 2013 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Birds Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Endangered April 2009 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, QC
Birds Savannah Sparrow princeps subspecies Passerculus sandwichensis princeps Special concern November 2009 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) CWS, NS, Parks
Birds Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YT
Birds White-headed Woodpecker Dryobates albolarvatus Endangered November 2010 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis Special concern November 2009 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NT, NU, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Freshwater fishes Atlantic Sturgeon (Maritimes populations) Acipenser oxyrinchus Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Freshwater fishes Atlantic Sturgeon (St. Lawrence populations) Acipenser oxyrinchus Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes American Plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine fishes American Plaice (Arctic population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Data Deficient April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NMRWB, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine fishes American Plaice (Newfoundland and Labrador population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes American Plaice (Maritime population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nunavik population) Salmo salar Data Deficient November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NMRWB, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Labrador population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northeast Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Threatened November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Southwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Eastern North Shore population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Western North Shore population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Anticosti Island population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Gaspe-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Eastern Cape Breton population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nova Scotia Southern Upland population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Outer Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Lake Ontario population) Salmo salar Extinct November 2010 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Marine mammals Narwhal Monodon monceros Special concern November 2004 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Molluscs Big-tooth Whitelip Neohelix dentifera Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Molluscs Domed Disc Discus patulus Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Hotwater Physa Physella wrighti Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Molluscs Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Gonidea angulata Endangered November 2010 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Reptiles Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta Endangered April 2010 Revision to initial report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks
Reptiles Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica Special concern November 2012 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Terrestrial mammals Grizzly Bear (Western population) Ursus arctos Special concern May 2012 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) AB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NT, NU, NWC, NWMB, Parks, SRRB, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Vascular plants California Sword Fern Polystichum californicum Not applicable Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Symphyotrichum laurentianum Threatened May 2004 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, NB, Parks, PE, QC

November 2023 (18) wildlife species

Arthropods Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Revision to initial report (New Report) AB, BC, CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Arthropods Riverine Clubtail Stylurus amnicola Not applicable Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Morone saxatilis Special concern November 2012 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (Bay of Fundy population) Morone saxatilis Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) Morone saxatilis Extinct November 2019 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Not applicable Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Lichens Blue Felt Lichen Pectenia plumbea Special concern November 2010 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks
Lichens Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Physconia subpallida Endangered November 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Greenland Shark Somniosus microcephalus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populations) Orcinus orca Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population) Orcinus orca Endangered November 2008 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific offshore population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine mammals Northern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population) Hyperoodon ampullatus Special concern May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NWMB, Parks, TJFB
Terrestrial mammals Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus Threatened November 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Macoun's Meadowfoam Limnanthes macounii Threatened November 2004 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Vascular plants Willowleaf Aster Symphyotrichum praealtum Threatened May 2003 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks

April 2024 (6) wildlife species

Arthropods Pacific Lasiopogon Lasiopogon pacificus Not applicable Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Marine mammals Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population) Hyperoodon ampullatus Endangered May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, NS, Parks
Mosses (common name not available) Apotreubia hortoniae Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Mosses [a moss] Sphagnum cyclophyllum Not applicable Revision to initial report (New Report) CWS, NS, Parks
Mosses Roell's Brotherella Moss Brotherella roellii Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants White Wood Aster Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus) Threatened November 2002 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks, QC

November 2024 (4) wildlife species

Lichens Crumpled Tarpaper Lichen Collema coniophilum Threatened November 2010 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Lichens Cupped Fringe Lichen Heterodermia hypoleuca Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Lichens Oldgrowth Specklebelly Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis Special concern April 2010 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, Parks
Mosses Fan Moss Forsstroemia trichomitria Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks

Report production stopped (8) wildlife species2

Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Lichens Peacock Vinyl Lichen Leptogium polycarpum Special Concern May 2011 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Marine fishes Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Vascular plants Broad Beech Fern Phegopteris hexagonoptera Special Concern April 1983 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Gaspé Bay Saxifrage Micranthes gaspensis Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium Special Concern April 1984 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii Special Concern April 1999 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks

Date not determined (4) wildlife species

Amphibians Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations) Lithobates pipiens Special Concern April 2009 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) AB, CMN, CWS, MB, NT, Parks, SK
Molluscs Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Hotwater Physa Physella wrighti Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Vascular plants Provancher's Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus var. provancheri Special Concern April 1992 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks, QC

(1) Initialisms for Wildlife Management Boards (WMBs)

  • ARRC: Alsek Renewable Resources Council
  • CRRC: Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
  • CTRRC: Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council
  • DDRRC: Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
  • DKRRC: Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council
  • EMRWB: Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board
  • FJMC: Fisheries Joint Management Committee
  • GRRB: Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board
  • HFTCC: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee
  • LRRC: Laberge Renewable Resources Council
  • MDRRC: Mayo District Renewable Resources Council
  • MNJFC: Maa-Nulth Joint Fisheries Committee
  • NJFMC: Nisga'a Joint Fisheries Management Committee
  • NMRWB: Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board
  • NWC: Nisga'a Wildlife Committee
  • NWMB: Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
  • NYRRC: North Yukon Renewable Resources Council
  • PCMB: Porcupine Caribou Management Board
  • SRRB: Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
  • SRRC: Selkirk Renewable Resources Council
  • TJFB: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board
  • TRRC: Teslin Renewable Resources Council
  • TWJFC:Tsawwassen Joint Fisheries Committee
  • TWPCB: Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-management Board
  • WMAC-NS: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - North Slope
  • WMAC-NWT: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - Northwest Territories
  • WRRB : Wekeezhii Renewable Resources Board
  • YFWMB: Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

(2) To obtain more information about reports that are no longer in production, please contact the COSEWIC secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About us

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

Email: cosewic-cosepac@ec.gc.ca