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Tag: COSEWIC


Red Alert for Iconic Canadian Birds

13 December 2017 – The IUCN Red List is the official word on the extinction risk to all species worldwide. It is updated annually. The 2017 list, just out, features three iconic Canadian species: Chestnut-collared Longspur, Snowy Owl, and Black-legged Kittiwake.

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More Birds to be Protected Under Species at Risk Act

8 December 2017 – The federal government recently announced its long-awaited decision to legally designate eight more bird species under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA).

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Status of Harris’s Sparrow and Lark Bunting Assessed for the First Time

9 May 2017 – The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recently held its spring meeting in Whitehorse, YT. Two bird species – the Harris’s Sparrow and the Lark Bunting – were assessed for the first time. The committee also reviewed the status of the Burrowing Owl and the Rusty Blackbird.

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