OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 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 Ottawa, Ontario, from November 27 to December 2, 2016. COSEWIC will determine the status of 33 Canadian wildlife species plants and animals. Among these are the Monarch butterfly, the Blue Shark, a rare prairie orchid and several populations of Caribou. A full list of species can be found here: http://www.cosewic.gc.ca/htmlDocuments/Status_report_e.pdf
(see November 2016).
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, [email protected]