COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), November 2020

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Wildlife species are sorted according to current status and then by taxonomic group. Previous status is shown when applicable.

Status November 2020 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Endangered Mammals Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound population) Threatened May 2004 NU, Arctic Ocean
Endangered Mammals Beluga Whale (Ungava Bay population) Endangered May 2004 QC, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Endangered Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Tierra del Fuego / Patagonia wintering population) Endangered April 2007 NT, NU, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Endangered Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Southeastern USA / Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean wintering population) Not applicable NT, NU, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Endangered Fishes Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Ocean, Summer population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Chinook Salmon (South Thompson, Stream, Summer 1.3 population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Chinook Salmon (Lower Thompson, Stream, Spring population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Summer population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Data Deficient April 2007 MB
Endangered Fishes Steelhead Trout (Thompson River population) Endangered January 2018 BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Fishes Steelhead Trout (Chilcotin River population) Endangered January 2018 BC, Pacific Ocean
Endangered Vascular Plants Maleberry Not applicable NS
Threatened Mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern Hudson Bay population) Endangered May 2004 NU, QC, NL, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Threatened Birds Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Atlantic population) Not applicable QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, Atlantic Ocean
Threatened Birds Lesser Yellowlegs Not applicable YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Threatened Birds Red Knot roselaari subspecies Not applicable YT, BC
Threatened Fishes Chinook Salmon (Southern Mainland Boundary Bay, Ocean, Fall population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (South) population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (Nootka & Kyuquot) population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean outside waters population) Special Concern November 2008 BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean inside waters population) Special Concern November 2008 BC, Pacific Ocean
Threatened Arthropods Davis's Shieldback Not applicable ON
Threatened Vascular Plants Deerberry Threatened November 2000 ON
Threatened Vascular Plants Green-scaled Willow Threatened April 2006 QC
Special Concern Mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern High Arctic - Baffin Bay population) Special Concern May 2004 NU, Arctic Ocean
Special Concern Birds Canada Warbler Threatened April 2008 YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
Special Concern Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Northeastern South America wintering population) Not applicable NT, NU, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Special Concern Fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Special Concern Fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Special Concern April 2007 ON, QC
Special Concern Fishes Silver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Special Concern May 2011 ON, QC
Special Concern Fishes Silver Lamprey (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Data Deficient May 2011 MB, ON
Not at Risk Mammals Beluga Whale (Western Hudson Bay population) Not applicable NU, MB, ON, QC, NL, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Not at Risk Mammals Beluga Whale (James Bay population) Not applicable NU, ON, QC
Not at Risk Birds Red Knot islandica subspecies Special Concern April 2007 NT, NU
Not at Risk Fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (EVI + SFj) population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Data Deficient Fishes Chinook Salmon (South Coast - Southern Fjords, Ocean, Fall population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Data Deficient Fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (WVI + WQCI) population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Data Deficient Fishes Chinook Salmon (South Coast - Georgia Strait, Ocean, Fall population) Not applicable BC, Pacific Ocean
Data Deficient Fishes Silver Lamprey (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay populations) Not applicable MB
Data Deficient Arthropods Aweme Borer Endangered April 2006 SK, MB, ON


Meeting date: December 4, 2020

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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.

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