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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Peary Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Pearyi) and Barren-ground Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Groenlandicus) (Dolphin and Union Population) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Peary Caribou
Rangifer Tarandus Pearyi
and
Barren-ground Caribou
Rangifer Tarandus Groenlandicus
Dolphin and Union Population
in Canada

Peary Caribou (Rangifer tarandus pearyi)

Peary Caribou - Endangered
Barren-ground Caribou (Dolphin and Union Population) - Special concern 2004

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2004. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Peary caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi and the barren-ground caribou Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus (Dolphin and Union population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. x + 91 pp.

Previous report

Gunn, A., F.L. Miller and D.C. Thomas. 1979. COSEWIC status report on the Peary caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 40 pp.

Miller, F.L. 1991. Update COSEWIC status report on the Peary caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi In Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 124 pp.

Production note

  1. COSEWIC acknowledges Lee E. Harding for writing the update status report on the Peary caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi and the barren-ground caribou Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus (Dolphin and Union populations) in Canada. The report was overseen and edited by Marco Festa-Bianchet, COSEWIC Co-chair Terrestrial Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee.
  2. This species was previously listed by COSEWIC as Peary caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi. Please note that in this status report, the barren-ground caribou, population of Dolphin and Union, is often referred to as the Dolphin and Union Caribou herd or to the Dolphin and Union caribou.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Ếgalement disponible en français sous le titre Ếvaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le caribou de Peary (Rangifer tarandus pearyi) et sur le caribou de la toundra, population Dolphin et Union (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) au Canada - Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

[top] Peary caribou (male) -- photo by Frank Miller. [bottom] Dolophin and Union caribou - photo by Mathieu Dumond.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2004
Catalogue . CW69-14/191-2004E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-37375-8
HTML:  CW69-14/191-2004E-HTML
0-662-37376-6

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