COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), December 2022

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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 2022 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Extirpated Arthropods American Burying Beetle Extirpated November 2011 ON, QC
Extirpated Arthropods Island Marble Extirpated April 2010 BC
Extirpated Vascular Plants Spring Blue-eyed Mary Extirpated May 2000 ON
Endangered Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Atlantic population) Endangered May 2012 QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, Atlantic Ocean
Endangered Reptiles Leatherback Sea Turtle (Pacific population) Endangered May 2012 BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Atlantic Whitefish Endangered November 2010 NS
Endangered Arthropods Bert's Predaceous Diving Beetle Endangered November 2009 AB
Endangered Arthropods Half-moon Hairstreak (Waterton Lakes population) Not applicable AB
Endangered Arthropods Island Blue Endangered May 2012 BC
Endangered Arthropods Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Endangered April 2010 ON, QC, NB
Endangered Vascular Plants Coastal Manroot Endangered November 2009 BC
Endangered Mosses Poor Pocket Moss Endangered May 2011 BC
Threatened Mammals Northern Fur Seal Threatened November 2010 BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Birds Bicknell's Thrush Threatened November 2009 QC, NB, NS
Threatened Fishes Cordilleran Sucker Not applicable BC
Threatened Fishes Plains Sucker (Missouri population) Not applicable AB, SK
Threatened Arthropods Half-moon Hairstreak (Okanagan-Similkameen population) Not applicable BC
Threatened Vascular Plants Slender Mouse-ear-cress Threatened May 2000 AB, SK
Threatened Lichens Scaly Fringe Lichen Not applicable NB, NS
Special Concern Mammals Humpback Whale (North Pacific population) Special Concern May 2011 BC, Pacific Ocean
Special Concern Mammals Mountain Beaver Special Concern May 2012 BC
Special Concern Birds Eastern Whip-poor-will Threatened April 2009 SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
Special Concern Fishes Plains Sucker (Saskatchewan-Nelson population) Not applicable AB, SK
Special Concern Molluscs Brook Floater Special Concern April 2009 NB, NS
Special Concern Molluscs Magnum Mantleslug Special Concern May 2012 BC
Special Concern Vascular Plants Foothill Sedge Endangered April 2008 BC
Special Concern Vascular Plants Small-flowered Sand-verbena Endangered November 2002 AB, SK

(1) The report on Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Western population and Magdalen Islands population, was withdrawn to allow further consideration of the Designatable Unit structure. The report on Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) was withdrawn to incorporate more information on threats. Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies (Ardea herodias fannini) was determined to be ineligible for assessment.
Meeting date: December 03, 2022

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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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