Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

Welcome

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is a group of academics, consultants and non-governmental organization biologists, and biologists from federal, provincial, and territorial governments that constitutes an arms-length advisory panel to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada concerning the status of wildlife species at risk of extinction in Canada and the threats that they face. All non-government members are elected by their peers after an open, competitive selection process and are subsequently appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada.

COSEWIC meets and assesses the risk status of wildlife species twice per year, in November and April, and reports the results of these assessments to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Canadian public in of the fall of each year. Our assessment meetings are open to the public who are encouraged to attend.

Beluga Whale

Beluga Whale

Beluga Whale

Photo © W. Lynch (Parc Canada / Canada Parks)

Weidemeyer's Admira

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Photo © Cliff Wallis / Sweetgrass Conltants

Blanding's Turtle

Blanding's Turtle

Blandin'g Turtle

Photo © Ryan M. Bolton

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

Photo © George K. Peck

COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment
Meeting (November 2016)

Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk
(October 2016)


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