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New things are always happening in COSEWIC. Here you will find information about Call for Expressions of Interest, calls for bids, upcoming meetings, and news from the latest wildlife species assessment meeting. Selected documents produced by, or for, COSEWIC also are posted here. You may Register to stay informed about new events and documents.

  • Call for Expressions of Interest in COSEWIC SSC Membership
    (Posted from September 21, 2016 to October 19, 2016)
    DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 3:00pm Eastern Time
    Late expressions of interest will not be accepted


    1. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Amphibians and Reptiles Specialist Subcommittee
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    2. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Arthropods Specialist Subcommittee.
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    3. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Birds Specialist Subcommittee.
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    4. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Freshwater Fishes Specialist Subcommittee.
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    5. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Marine Fishes Specialist Subcommittee.
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    6. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Mosses and Lichens Specialist Subcommittee.
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    7. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Marine Mammals Specialist Subcommittee.
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    8. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Molluscs Specialist Subcommittee.
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    9. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Terrestrial Mammals Specialist Subcommittee.
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    10. Calls for expressions of interest in membership of the Vascular Plants Specialist Subcommittee.
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  • Incorporating Community Knowledge into COSEWIC Assessment Process
    COSEWIC is collecting Community knowledge for assessing the conservation status of wildlife species. See how your knowledge can help.

COSEWIC News
  • Caribou Designatable Unit Report
    At the November 2011 Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, COSEWIC voted to adopt 12 designatable units (DUs) for Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in Canada. COSEWIC will begin the process of assessing all DUs in 2012.
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Call for ATK - Lake Sturgeon
  • The Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee (ATK Subcommittee) is interested in ATK that can help inform the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with the status assessment of Lake Sturgeon. For more detailed information, consult the following: Call for ATK – Lake Sturgeon.

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