COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), May 2023

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

Status May 2023 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Extirpated Reptiles Northwestern Pond Turtle Extirpated (May-12) BC
Extirpated Reptiles Pacific Gophersnake Extirpated (May-12) BC
Extirpated Reptiles Timber Rattlesnake Extirpated (Nov-10) ON
Extirpated Amphibians Eastern Tiger Salamander (Carolinian population) Extirpated (Nov-12) ON
Endangered Mammals Eastern Red Bat Not applicable AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NT, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Endangered Mammals Hoary Bat Not applicable AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NT, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Endangered Mammals Silver-haired Bat Not applicable AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NT, NS, ON, QC, SK, YT
Endangered Birds Northern Bobwhite Endangered (May-13) ON
Endangered Birds Roseate Tern Endangered (Apr-09) NB, NS, QC, Atlantic Ocean
Endangered Birds White-headed Woodpecker Endangered (Nov-10) BC
Endangered Vascular Plants California Sword Fern Not applicable BC
Endangered Vascular Plants Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Threatened (May-04) NB, PE, QC
Special Concern Birds Savannah Sparrow princeps subspecies Special concern (Nov-09) NS
Special Concern Amphibians Great Plains Toad Special concern (Apr-10) AB, MB, SK
Special Concern Arthropods Riverine Clubtail Not applicable MB, ON, QC
Data Deficient Vascular Plants Provancher's Fleabane Special concern (Apr-92) ON, QC

(1) The report on Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Western population and Magdalen Islands population, was withdrawn again to allow further consideration of the Designatable Unit structure.
Meeting date: May 05, 2023

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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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