Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meeting in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 24-29, 2016

GATINEAU, QC, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets twice a year to review the status of Canadian species that have been identified as potentially being at risk as mandated under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).

The next meeting will take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 24-29, 2016 where the status of 22 Canadian wildlife species of insects, birds, fishes, lichens, mammals, molluscs, amphibians, reptiles and plants will be determined. These include the Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population), the Harbour Porpoise (Pacific Ocean population), McCown's Longspur and the Spiny Softshell turtle.

A press release will be issued following the meeting summarizing the results of the discussion and highlighting stories of ongoing Canadian conservation challenges or successful conservation actions.

For more information please see the COSEWIC website at www.cosewic.gc.ca.

 

SOURCE Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

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For further information: Dr. Eric B. (Rick) Taylor, Chair, COSEWIC, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Telephone: (604) 822-9152, etaylor@zoology.ubc.ca

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