Media Advisory - Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2015 /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 Ottawa from November 22-26, 2015 where the status of 19 Canadian wildlife species of insects, birds, fishes, lichens, mammals, molluscs, and plants will be determined. These include the Peary Caribou, Spotted Gar, Gray Fox, and the Yellow-Bellied Racer.

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

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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