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COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), May 2024

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

Status May 2024 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Extirpated Amphibians Blanchard's Cricket Frog Endangered (May-2011) ON
Endangered Birds Gray-headed Chickadee Not applicable NT, YT
Endangered Birds Kirtland's Warbler Endangered (April-2008) ON, QC
Endangered Fishes Salish Sucker Threatened (November-2012) BC
Endangered Molluscs Domed Disc Not applicable ON
Endangered Vascular Plants Pine Broomrape Not applicable BC
Threatened Birds Long-billed Curlew Special Concern (May-2011) AB, BC, SK
Threatened Vascular Plants Rough-leaved Aster Not applicable BC
Special Concern Arthropods Pacific Sandpirate Not applicable BC
Special Concern Vascular Plants Prairie-dock Not applicable ON
Special Concern Vascular Plants Willowleaf Aster Threatened (May-2003) ON
Not at Risk Mammals Narwhal Special Concern (November-2004) NL, NU, QC, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean

Meeting date: May 9, 2024

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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.

COSEWIC secretariat

Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 14th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3


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