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Critical Habitat Orders

  • Critical Habitat of the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) Order [Final] (2016)
    Research conducted at the University of British Columbia indicates that monitored seabird populations around the world have declined by 70% since the 1950s. Loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and species persistence in the world today, and preserving the habitat of species at risk, including seabirds, is therefore key to their conservation.
  • Critical Habitat of the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) Order [Proposed] (2016)
    Research conducted at the University of British Columbia indicates that monitored seabird populations around the world have declined by 70% since the 1950s. Loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and species persistence in the world today, and preserving the habitat of species at risk, including seabirds, is therefore key to their conservation.
  • Critical Habitat of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) Order (2016)
    Under SARA, the critical habitat of aquatic species must be legally protected within 180 days after the posting of the final recovery strategy or action plan on the SAR Public Registry. Critical habitat not mentioned in subsection 58(2) must be protected either by the application of the prohibition against the destruction of critical habitat in subsection 58(1), or by provisions in, or measures under, SARA or any other Act of Parliament, includin ...
  • Critical Habitat of the Northern Madtom (Noturus stigmosus) Order (2016)
    Under SARA, the critical habitat of aquatic species must be legally protected within 180 days after the posting of the final recovery strategy on the SAR Public Registry. Critical habitat not mentioned in subsection 58(2) must be protected either by the application of the prohibition against the destruction of critical habitat in subsection 58(1), or by provisions in, or measures under, SARA or any other Act of Parliament, including agreements un ...
  • Critical Habitat of the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Kootenay River Population Order (2016)
    Whereas the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Kootenay River population is a wildlife species that is listed as an endangered species in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act; Whereas the recovery strategy that identified the critical habitat of that species has been included in the Species at Risk Public Registry; And whereas no portion of the critical habitat of that species that is specified in the annexed Order is in a plac ...
  • Critical Habitat of the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Nechako River Population Order (2016)
    Whereas the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Nechako River population is a wildlife species that is listed as an endangered species in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act; Whereas the recovery strategy that identified the critical habitat of that species has been included in the Species at Risk Public Registry; And whereas a portion of the critical habitat of that species is in a place referred to in subsection 58(2) of ...
  • Critical Habitat of the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Upper Columbia River Population Order (2016)
    Whereas the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Upper Columbia River population is a wildlife species that is listed as an endangered species in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act; Whereas the recovery strategy that identified the critical habitat of that species has been included in the Species at Risk Public Registry; And whereas no portion of the critical habitat of that species that is specified in the annexed Order is in ...
  • Critical Habitat of the White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Upper Fraser River Population Order (2016)
    Under SARA, critical habitat identified in the recovery strategy must be protected within 180 days after the posting of the final recovery strategy on the SAR Public Registry. Critical habitat not mentioned in subsection 58(2) must be protected either by the application of the prohibition against the destruction of critical habitat in subsection 58(1), or by provisions in, or measures under, SARA or any other Act of Parliament, including agreemen ...
  • Critical Habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population Order (2016)
    In 2004, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) classified the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) population as threatened. This population was reassessed in 2014 by COSEWIC as Endangered. These assessments were based upon the best available information on the biological status of the population, including scientific knowledge and aboriginal traditional knowledge. A “threatened species ...
  • Critical Habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Order (2016)
    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population as Endangered in May 2003 and November 2013. The assessment was based upon the best available information on the biological status of the population, including scientific knowledge. An “endangered species” is defined under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a wildlife species that is facing imminent extirp ...
  • Critical Habitat of the Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) Alberta Population Order (2015)
    In 2005, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) classified the Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Alberta population, as threatened. The assessment was based upon the best available information on the biological status of the species, including scientific knowledge. The assessment was confirmed by COSEWIC in 2006. A “threatened species” is defined under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a wildlife species that is likely to ...
  • Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of The Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca) Order (2009)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to subsections 58(4) and (5) of the Species at Risk Act, hereby make the annexed Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Order. This Order hereby replaces the "Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in Canada: Critical Habitat Protection Statement" posted September ...

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