Wildlife species assessments (short version)

Wildlife species are sorted according to current status and then by taxonomic group. Previous status is shown when applicable.
Status November 2016Taxonomic groupCommon name (population)Previous status and date of previous assessmentRange of occurrence in Canada
EndangeredMammalsCaribou (Torngat Mountains population)Not applicableNU, QC, NL
EndangeredBirdsPink-footed ShearwaterThreatened
May 2004
BC, Pacific Ocean
EndangeredBirdsProthonotary WarblerEndangered
April 2007
ON
EndangeredReptilesBlanding's Turtle (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population)Threatened
May 2005
ON, QC
EndangeredReptilesBlanding's Turtle (Nova Scotia population)Endangered
May 2005
NS
EndangeredFishesChannel Darter (Lake Erie populations)Not applicableON
EndangeredFishesChannel Darter (Lake Ontario populations)Not applicableON
EndangeredFishesSpeckled DaceEndangered
April 2006
BC
EndangeredArthropodsGold-edged GemEndangered
April 2006
AB, SK, MB
EndangeredArthropodsMonarchSpecial Concern
April 2010
NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EndangeredVascular PlantsWestern Prairie Fringed OrchidEndangered
May 2000
MB
EndangeredMossesNugget MossEndangered
November 2006
BC
EndangeredLichensGolden-eye Lichen (Great Lakes population)Not applicableON
ThreatenedMammalsCaribou (Barren-ground population)Not applicableYT, NT, NU, AB, SK, MB
ThreatenedReptilesWestern Painted Turtle (Pacific Coast population)Endangered
April 2006
BC
ThreatenedFishesCoho Salmon (Interior Fraser population)Endangered
May 2002
BC, Pacific Ocean
ThreatenedFishesPygmy Whitefish (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations)Not applicableON
ThreatenedFishesWestslope Cutthroat Trout (Saskatchewan - Nelson Rivers populations)Threatened
November 2006
AB
ThreatenedMolluscsMapleleaf (Saskatchewan – Nelson Rivers population)Endangered
April 2006
MB
Special ConcernMammalsNuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspeciesSpecial Concern
April 2006
BC
Special ConcernBirdsEvening GrosbeakNot applicableYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Special ConcernReptilesWestern Painted Turtle (Intermountain - Rocky Mountain population)Special Concern
April 2006
BC
Special ConcernFishesChannel Darter (St. Lawrence populations)Not applicableON, QC
Special ConcernFishesPygmy Whitefish (Waterton Lake population)Not applicableAB
Special ConcernFishesWestslope Cutthroat Trout (Pacific populations)Special Concern
November 2006
BC
Special ConcernArthropodsMagdalen Islands GrasshopperNot applicableQC
Special ConcernArthropodsTransverse Lady BeetleNot applicableYT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Special ConcernMolluscsMapleleaf (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence population)Threatened
April 2006
ON
Special ConcernVascular PlantsAmerican Hart's-tongue FernSpecial Concern
November 2000
ON
Special ConcernLichensGolden-eye Lichen (Prairie / Boreal population)Not applicableMB, ON
Not at RiskReptilesWestern Painted Turtle (Prairie / Western Boreal - Canadian Shield population)Not at Risk
April 2006
AB, SK, MB, ON
Not at RiskFishesBlue Shark (North Atlantic population)Special Concern
April 2006
QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, Atlantic Ocean
Not at RiskFishesBlue Shark (North Pacific population)Data Deficient
April 2006
BC, Pacific Ocean
Not at RiskFishesPygmy Whitefish (Pacific populations)Not applicableYT, BC
Not at RiskFishesPygmy Whitefish (Western Arctic populations)Not applicableNT, BC, AB
Not at RiskArthropodsSonora SkipperSpecial Concern
April 2006
BC
Data DeficientFishesPygmy Whitefish (Saskatchewan - Nelson Rivers populations)Not applicableON
Data DeficientFishesPygmy Whitefish (Southwestern Yukon Beringian populations)Not applicableYT BC
Data DeficientFishesPygmy Whitefish (Yukon River populations)Not applicableYT
Data DeficientVascular PlantsLeiberg's FleabaneNot applicableBC

The assessment of Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Eastern Migratory population, was deferred until April 2017 to incorporate soon to be released new information. The review of classification of the Seaside Centipede Lichen (Heterodermia sitchensis) was completed. COSEWIC decided that a fully updated status report is required to assess the status of this wildlife species.

02/12/2016