Registration

SI/2008-70 June 25, 2008

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

P.C. 2008-1064 June 12, 2008

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, acknowledges receipt, on the making of this Order, of the assessments done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with respect to the species set out in the annexed schedule.

SCHEDULE

ENDANGERED SPECIES

MAMMALS

Mouse dychei subspecies, Western Harvest (Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei)

Souris des moissons de la sous-espèce dychei

BIRDS

Gull, Ivory (Pagophila eburnea)

Mouette blanche

AMPHIBIANS

Salamander, Allegheny Mountain Dusky (Desmognathus ochrophaeus) Carolinian population

Salamandre sombre des montagnes population carolinienne

REPTILES

Lizard, Greater Short-horned (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

Grand iguane à petites cornes

Ratsnake, Gray (Elaphe spiloides) Carolinian population

Couleuvre obscure population carolinienne

Skink, Five-lined (Eumeces fasciatus) Carolinian population

Scinque pentaligne population carolinienne

Watersnake, Lake Erie (Nerodia sipedon insularum)

Couleuvre d’eau du lac Érié

FISH

Dace, Speckled (Rhinichthys osculus)

Naseux moucheté

PLANTS

Dogwood, Eastern Flowering (Cornus florida)

Cornouiller fleuri

Pondweed, Ogden’s (Potamogeton ogdenii)

Potamot de Ogden

MOSSES

Moss, Nugget (Microbryum vlassovii)

Phasque de Vlassov

THREATENED SPECIES

MAMMALS

Marten, American (Martes americana atrata) Newfoundland population

Martre d’Amérique population de Terre-Neuve

Seal, Northern Fur (Callorhinus ursinus)

Otarie à fourrure du Nord

BIRDS

Swift, Chimney (Chaetura pelagica)

Martinet ramoneur

Woodpecker, Red-headed (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Pic à tête rouge

ARTHROPODS

Flower Moth, Verna’s (Schinia verna)

Héliotin de Verna

PLANTS

Woodsia, Blunt-lobed (Woodsia obtusa)

Woodsie à lobes arrondis

SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN

MAMMALS

Mouse megalotis subspecies, Western Harvest (Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis)

Souris des moissons de la sous-espèce megalotis

Otter, Sea (Enhydra lutris)

Loutre de mer

BIRDS

Albatross, Black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes)

Albatros à pieds noirs

Blackbird, Rusty (Euphagus carolinus)

Quiscale rouilleux

REPTILES

Skink, Five-lined (Eumeces fasciatus) Great Lakes – St. Lawrence population

Scinque pentaligne population des Grands Lacs et du Saint-Laurent

FISH

Lamprey, Northern Brook (Ichthyomyzon fossor) Great Lakes – Upper St. Lawrence populations

Lamproie du Nord populations des Grands Lacs – du haut Saint-Laurent

Rockfish, Rougheye type I (Sebastes sp. type I)

Sébaste à œil épineux du type I

Rockfish, Rougheye type II (Sebastes sp. type II)

Sébaste à œil épineux du type II

Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill (Hexanchus griseus)

Requin griset

Sturgeon, Shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum)

Esturgeon à museau court

Thornyhead, Longspine (Sebastolobus altivelis)

Sébastolobe à longues épines

Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

Milandre

REMOVING LISTED SPECIES

PLANTS

Corydalis, Scouler’s (Corydalis scouleri)

Corydale de Scouler

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This is not part of the Order.)

This Order acknowledges receipt by the Governor in Council of the assessments of the status of 30 species made pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a) and in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

The 30 species that are the subject of this Order are species that the Minister of the Environment, in consultation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada Agency, is considering for the purpose of recommending to the Governor in Council, whether or not to add the species to, or remove the species from Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act, or refer the matter back to COSEWIC.

Under subsection 27(1.1) of the Species at Risk Act, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving an assessment of the status of a species by COSEWIC, may review that assessment and may, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, accept the assessment and add the species to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act (the List), decide not to add species to the List, or refer the matter back to COSEWIC for further information or consideration.

Footnote a
S.C. 2002, c. 29