COSEWIC Annual Reports
COSEWIC Annual Report - 2011-2012
Under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA), the foremost function of COSEWIC is to “assess the status of each wildlife species considered by COSEWIC to be at risk and, as part of the assessment, identify existing and potential threats to the species”.
COSEWIC held two Wildlife Species Assessment Meetings in this reporting year (September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012) from November 21 to 25, 2011 and from April 29 to May 4, 2012. On February 3, 2012, an Emergency Assessment Subcommittee of COSEWIC also assessed the status of the Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), the Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), and the Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis). During the current reporting period COSEWIC assessed the status or reviewed the classification of 67 wildlife species.
For species already found on Schedule 1 of SARA, the classification of 32 species was reviewed by COSEWIC and the status of the wildlife species was confirmed to be in the same category (extirpated - no longer found in the wild in Canada but occurring elsewhere, endangered, threatened or of special concern).
The wildlife species assessment results for the 2011-2012 reporting period include the following:
- Extinct: 1
- Extirpated: 4
- Endangered: 29
- Threatened: 10
- Special Concern: 15
- Data Deficient: 2
- Not at Risk: 6
Of the 67 wildlife species examined, COSEWIC reviewed the classification of 49 species that had been previously assessed. The review of classification for 26 of those species resulted in a confirmation of the same status as the previous assessment (see Table 1a).
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- Baird's Sparrow
- Buff-breasted Sandpiper
- Hooded Warbler
- Marbled Murrelet
- Western Screech-owl kennicottii subspecies kennicottii
- Western Screech-owl macfarlanei subspecies macfarlanei
- Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies auricollis (Southern Mountain population)
- Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis subspecies auricollis (Prairie population)
- Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies virens
- Fishes (freshwater)
- Fishes (marine)
- Mammals (marine)
- Mammals (terrestrial)
- Vascular Plants
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