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Important Notices

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Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were compiled by the Secretariat of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) on behalf of all members of COSEWIC, a national committee, comprising members from federal, provincial, and territorial agencies as well as independent experts, that assigns national status to species at risk in Canada.

Much of the material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. This information may be reproduced without permission provided that its use falls under the terms outlined in the Copyright Act and is solely for the purposes of private study, criticism, review, or research.

Third-party Materials

Because this site is operated by Environment Canada on behalf of government and nongovernment partners as part of a collaborative arrangement, some of the documents, drawings, and graphical elements found on the COSEWIC Web site may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations and by individuals. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of textual materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from rights holders other than those listed below prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-938-3984
e-mail: ec.cosepac-cosewic.ec@canada.ca

Non-commercial Reproduction

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Reproduction in whole or in part for purposes of redistribution requires written permission from the COSEWIC Secretariat (see above for address).

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited unless written permission is obtained. The Government of Canada’s copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), may grant this permission for materials on this site to which the federal government holds the rights. Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

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Links to Sites External to COSEWIC

Links to sites external to COSEWIC are provided as a convenience and their inclusion in no way implies that COSEWIC endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of these sites. As the organizations that maintain these sites may not be subject to the Official Languages Act, information found on these sites may be presented only in the language in which it was written.