OTTAWA, Nov. 23 2017 /CNW/ - The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets twice a year to review the status of Canadian wildlife species that have been identified as potentially being at risk, as they are mandated to do under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). This year, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of the Committee.
The next meeting will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, from November 26th to December 1st, 2017. COSEWIC will determine the status of 47 Canadian wildlife species. These 47 wildlife species include the American Bumble Bee, Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, Peregrine Falcon, Dolphin and Union Caribou and Grey Whale.
Following the meeting, a press release will be issued that summarizes the results of the discussion and that highlights stories of ongoing Canadian conservation challenges and successful conservation actions.
For more information please see the COSEWIC website at https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/committee-status-endangered-wildlife.html
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, [email protected]