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Manager  -   Lisa Twolan
Section head (administrative services)  -  Nancy Davy
Publications specialist and status report production  -  Joanne Oscanesi
Program support specialist  -  Sonia Schnobb
Administrative specialist  -  Marie-Josée Chénier
Website/database maintenance  -  Mauricio Manrique
Science officers:

    • Sydney Allen
    • Angele Cyr
    • Bev McBride
    • Marie-France Noel
    • Rosana Soares
    • Karen Timm
    • Jenny Wu



    COSEWIC Secretariat
    Canadian Wildlife Service
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    351 St. Joseph Blvd, 16th floor
    Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
    Telephone: 819-938-4125
    Fax: 819-938-3984
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    About us

    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, 16th floor
    Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

    Telephone: 819-938-4125
    Fax: 819-938-3984
    Email: ec.cosepac-cosewic.ec@canada.ca

    Latest News

    COSEWIC press release: May 2019

    ST. JOHN'S, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's marine protected areas are more important than ever. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just assessed three whales, including two of the world's largest, as under threat in Canadian waters.


    Assessment results (May 2019 COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting)

    Twice per year, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets to discuss and evaluate the status of Canadian wildlife species. Here you will find the List of Wildlife Species scheduled for the next COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, the results of wildlife species assessment meeting, and the updated COSEWIC Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk Publication.